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Narrow Is The Gate For Workplace Gossip Policies

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April 10, 2014

“If you can’t say anything nice …”? The NLRB opines on workplace gossip policies, ruling that what some employers might consider a benign attempt to protect against hurt feelings or just harmless institutional boosterism is interference with protected activity. Attorney and commentator Jon Hyman looks at a Michigan hospital’s “Values and Standards of Behavior Policy,” and points out precisely what in that document the NLRB said crossed the line.

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