loader
Page is loading...
generic_insight_detail

NLRB At It Again: Another Confidentiality Policy Bites the Dust


The NLRB has struck down another confidentiality policy.

In this particular case, the company fired an employee based upon its good faith belief that the employee improperly accessed company files to ascertain the salary information for a company executive and then shared that information with co-workers. The Board rejected the company’s basis for termination and upheld the ALJ’s conclusion that the misconduct had not taken place. Rather, the Board found that an employer’s handbook policy which stated that: “dissemination of confidential information within [the company], such as personal or financial information, etc., will subject the responsible employee to disciplinary action or possible termination” was overbroad and in violation of the employee’s Section 7 rights. Accordingly, the Board ordered the employer to rescind the policy and reinstate the employee with backpay.

This case ( full decision found here) is another powerful reminder for employers to review their handbook policies in light of the Board’s active agenda and focus on employer policies.


LEAVE YOUR COMMENT

RELATED ARTICLES

NLRB Says Employers Can Change Arbitration Agreements After Being Sued

August 15, 2019 | Labor Relations, National Labor Relations Board

NLRB Reveals Proposed Regulations Revamping Election Procedures

August 9, 2019 | Labor Relations, National Labor Relations Board

Labor Board: Executive’s Comments Did Not Unlawfully Create the Impression of Surveillance

August 1, 2019 | Labor Relations, National Labor Relations Board

Shakeup at the NLRB

July 25, 2019 | Labor Relations, National Labor Relations Board

Court Overturns Suspension of Employee Refusing Work Due to Safety Concerns

July 9, 2019 | Labor Relations, Unions and Union Membership, National Labor Relations Board

Subscribe

Do you want to receive more valuable insights directly in your inbox? Visit our subscription center and let us know what you're interested in learning more about.

View Subscription Center
RELATED TOPICS
NLRB
Trending Connect
We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. By clicking any link on this page you are giving your consent for us to use cookies.