The National Labor Relations Board recently intervened in a case to resolve complaints from employees who were fired after commenting on co-workers via social media.

Credit Union Times sister publication InsideCounsel reported that five employees at the Hispanics United of Buffalo, a non-profit that provides social services to low-income clients, were fired in September after they posted critical comments about coworkers on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

An NLRB administrative law judge ruled that the employees' discharge was unlawful, and that their comments were protected under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.

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