Unethical Behavior Article Analysis
The NLRB has made findings regarding the use of employee posts on Social Media sites to discipline or terminate those employees. Typically these cases occur when an employee posts negative information about their current employer or boss. Sometimes these are public and other times the employer uses spies or fake friending to see the Facebook page of the employee.
Find at least one case or article online regarding this topic, and briefly explain the facts of the case, and the determination of the NLRB as to whether the employee was properly or improperly disciplined or terminated as a result of their use of Social Media to complain about, criticize, or publicly bash their company or boss. Provide the citation to the article you discover. (Use the term concerted activity in your query or search to help you find one of these cases.) (20 points)
2. Do you agree with the decision of the NLRB or court in the case you describe in question #1 above? Why or why not? (1-3 paragraphs). (10 points)
3. Assume this case happened at a place you have worked in the past, or where you work now (or want to work.) Give an example of how the decision in the case above could lead to better or worse employee relations in your company. (5 points)
4. Explain how you would communicate this decision to your employees or to your supervisors (depending on the decision you have selected) to ensure that future situations like this do not occur again. In your answer, determine whether you feel a social media policy is a good route to go or not. If so, list at least 3 things you would include in your policy and why you would include them. If you do not feel a social media policy is a good route to go, explain why you would not implement one (give at least two valid reasons.) (3-4 paragraphs) (15 points)