It is important for financial services employers to remember that the National Labor Relations Act protects their employees even when those employees are non-union, and that when groups of employees engage in discussions about their terms and conditions of employment via the employer’s email system, that conduct may constitute protected activity for which the employees may not be punished. A recent example is highlighted by my colleague Nancy L. Gunzenhauser at Epstein Becker Green in a Management Memo blog post: “NLRB Dramatically Educates Private School on Meaning of Concerted Protected Activity. ”
Following is an excerpt:
While we have been reminding readers of the fact that the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”) protects employees regardless of whether they are represented by a union and the Act applies to non-unionized workforces, too, recently a National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) Administrative Law Judge issued a decision following an unfair labor practice (“ULP”) hearing based on a charge filed by a teacher at New York City’s prestigious Dalton School that should serve as an object lesson for employers in all non-union businesses.
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