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NLRB’s GM Ruling Gives Employers More Room to Discipline Speech

July 22, 2020, 10:55 AM

The National Labor Relations Board has given private-sector employers more leeway to discipline or fire workers for offensive speech or conduct in the context of organizing or other union-related activity.

Reinstates Test: The decision in a case involving General Motors reinstates the Wright Line test that had been supplanted by setting-specific rulings that applied to conduct or speech during encounters with management, on picket lines, and on social media, Hassan Kanu reports.

Recent Events: The ruling takes on significance in light of the ongoing conversation about racism and sexism spurred by the #MeToo and the Black Lives Matter movements. Cisco...

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