NLRB Finds Some Employee Facebook Posts Not Protected Activity

By now, most employers know that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) considers Facebook posts among employees about terms and conditions of employment to be protected concerted activity.  A recent NLRB decision clarifies, however, that an employee will not be able to establish that their Facebook posts are protected where the only evidence presented is that, over… Continue reading NLRB Finds Some Employee Facebook Posts Not Protected Activity

Overbroad Release Gets CVS Drug Stores in Trouble

Most employers are aware that the EEOC has strict rules about the rights an employer can ask an employee to release as part of a settlement.  Generally, a release cannot require an employee to give up their right to bring an EEOC claim, or to communicate or cooperate with the EEOC.  CVS drew the EEOC’s attention when… Continue reading Overbroad Release Gets CVS Drug Stores in Trouble

Locker Room Environment Costs JP Morgan Chase $1,450,000

Today JP Morgan Chase agreed to pay $1,450,000 to settle a sex discrimination suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of a group of 16 female mortgage bankers in Ohio.  The EEOC alleged that JP Morgan Chase’s office was a place where sexually charged behavior and comments from supervisors created a sexist and uncivil atmosphere.  The EEOC… Continue reading Locker Room Environment Costs JP Morgan Chase $1,450,000