Woman fired for posting on Facebook

The National Labor Relations Board has declared that in certain situations employees may not be fired for exercising their free speech on Facebook.

The NLRB has intervened and filed a complaint against the American Medical Response of Connecticut on behalf of a woman fired from her job as an emergency medical technician after posting remarks about her boss on the social media site, according to an article in The New York Times.

Dawnmarie Souza recently lost her job after starting a series of posts on Facebook, insinuating that her boss was a psychiatric patient.

The post, and the responses it attracted from Souza’s coworkers, is protected by her right to discuss workplace conditions, according to a law cited by the NLRB. A judge specializing in administrative law is scheduled to begin hearing the case in January.

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