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NLRB Seeks Public Comment on Offensive Workplace Language

Sept. 6, 2019, 12:10 PM

Obama-era labor board rulings that protect workers from being disciplined for using offensive speech are teed up to be modified or overturned. The public now has a chance to comment before the board rules.

The National Labor Relations Board issued a Sept. 5 invitation for briefs weighing in on its legal standard for when extremely profane or racially offensive language loses the protection of federal labor law.

The invitation for input highlights the Republican-controlled board’s likely move to make it easier for offensive workplace speech to lose protection.

It also comes as part of the NLRB’s review of an administrative ...

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