Boston Partner Richard Glovsky, Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, provided insight to Business Insurance in an article examining the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) stance on whether the National Labor Relations Act protects employees who use profanity in connection with union activity. As the NLRB seeks comment on the issue, it is likely to lead to a revision of Obama Administration-era policies.
“This is another example of the change in views based upon the change in the board’s composition,” said Glovsky. “The Obama Administration was more inclined to protect union activity,” while the Trump Administration is “less union oriented.”
Glovsky also noted that subsequent NLRB guidelines “may give individual plaintiffs who have claims of discrimination more evidence” to use against their employers.
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