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NLRB Changes Course, Sets New Standard on Profane Outbursts

July 23, 2020

Via: HR Hero

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a ruling making it easier to discipline or fire employees for offensive speech.

In the July 21 decision, the NRLB moved to resolve a conflict that sometimes arises between two worker protection laws:

  • The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which protects employee rights to join together to improve wages and working conditions.
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects employees from discrimination and harassment based on race, gender, and other characteristics.

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