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Posted on: Sep 2, 2014

Facebook newsfeeds are usually littered with complaints, but when a disgruntled employee "liked" the status of a former coworker complaining about his company, he found himself being fired after the employer heard about it.

In this case, the NLRB ruled that "liking" a Facebook comment is protected, concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), so the employer's decision is unlawful. This decision applies to both union and non-union shops.

To read more about the case and the NLRB's ruling, click here.

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