Teacher’s Private Blog Posts Insulting Her Employer, Co-Workers, and Students Not Protected by First Amendment

In Munroe v. Central Bucks School District, a Pennsylvania federal court determined that a public school teacher’s “opprobrious” comments in a private blog about her school, co-workers, students, and parents were not protected speech under the First Amendment. The plaintiff began a private blog in 2009 in which she only identified herself as “Natalie M”

In an “Upset” Win, an Employer’s Social Media Policy is Upheld by the NLRB

As we posted back in May, the NLRB recently has scrutinized employers’ social media policies, often holding that such policies violate Section 7 of the NLRA by limiting employees’ rights to engage in “concerted activities” for the purpose of collective bargaining.  But, a recent decision from an NLRB Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in San Francisco

One More Social Media Termination — A Texas Roadhouse Waitress is Fired After a Friend Turns Her In

The news of another social media termination went viral last week, and, as expected, the blogosphere weighed in with varied opinions about the employer’s decision.  Even though the termination appears harsh at first blush, upon closer examination it is not that surprising. Here is what happened. A waitress at a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Ohio