NLRB Expands Definition of “Protected Activity”

Employee Elias of grocery store Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market was instructed to write a reminder about upcoming training on the Company’s whiteboard. After she wrote the reminder, someone drew an inappropriate picture near Elias’ name. Since Company policy prohibited her from taking a photo of the whiteboard, she drew a copy of the image…
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Employee’s Actions in Mounting Defense to His Workplace Misconduct is Protected Concerted Activity

Michael Dela Paz, an employee of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, argued with co-worker Habiba Araru, and threatened to “take care of her.” Dela Paz was placed on unpaid leave pending an investigation into the incident and was instructed not to contact any employees during his absence. Dela Paz ignored the contact ban by obtaining employee…
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