Labor and employment roundup


  • So, if I call my boss a nasty mfer and it is protected speech, does that mean it is protected speech if my boss uses the same language in refering to me?

    • There is a very important piece of context at the linked article that is not in the blurb above, that clearly distinguishes the case in question from insubordination for which an employee could be fired.

      The employee in question did not call his boss a mfer to his face. Rather he made that reference in a social media post that was also advocating for people to vote yes on a union election. It’s the latter part that makes it protected labor advocacy.

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