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Top court rejects bid to consider legal protections for disloyal workers
October 3, 2017 / 12:08 AM / in 2 months

Top court rejects bid to consider legal protections for disloyal workers

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider whether federal labor law prohibits employers from firing a worker who acted disloyally but did not intend to harm his or her employer’s business.

The justices rejected a petition for certiorari filed by DirecTV Inc contractor MasTec Advanced Technology, which had argued that a subjective, intent-driven test should not be used to decide if workers’ actions were so disloyal they lost the protection of the National Labor Relations Act.

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