April 24, 2017 / 9:38 PM / 3 years ago

Worker's profane Facebook post about boss protected by labor law - 2nd Circuit

By Robert Iafolla A Manhattan catering company violated federal labor law by firing days before a union election an employee who had written a profane Facebook post insulting his boss and his boss’ family, a federal appeals court has ruled.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that while former Pier Sixty server Hernan Perez’s profanity-laced post on the social media site is “at the outer-bounds of protected, union-related comments,” nonetheless it is still protected by the National Labor Relations Act.

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