How to Get Fired for Facebook Posts

This just in: the National Labor Relations Board has upheld the firing of an employee who lost his job over Facebook posts.

In late September, the Board ruled that a BMW dealership acted within the law when it fired Robert Becker for inappropriate postings on Facebook. The reason? Becker’s speech was not protected, write Leslie Eaton and Claire Ana-Perot Tracey from law firm Ballard Spahr:“… the Board found that employee Robert Becker’s Facebook postings about an accident at a neighboring Land Rover dealership also owned by his employer were “obviously” not protected – because he did not mention his employer, and there was no connection to terms and conditions of employment.”


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