Facebook Postings Just Cause for Dismissal

The BC Labour Relations Board has found, in a recent decision, that an employer had just cause to terminate two employees who posted on Facebook comments highly critical of the employer and other employees.  The Board dismissed claims that the terminations were an unfair labour practice related to the employees’ support of a successful unionization drive.  Interestingly, the Board dismissed any privacy-related claims by the dismissed employees, given the large number of Facebook friends that they each had (100 and 377 respectively), including other employees of the employer.

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