Yes, You CAN Get Fired For Trashing Your Company on Facebook & the National Labor Relations Act | The Social Media Learning Lab |

This is a useful cautionary example involving a non-profit, the National Labor Relations Board, lawyers and two employees in conversation on Facebook.


Generally speaking:


  • One employee, griping alone on Facebook about his employer, can be fired; but,
  • Two employees, complaining together on Facebook about their employer, cannot be fired.

The distinction is that the two employees are engaged in concerted activity — group discussion of workplace issues — which, even in a non-union private-sector workplace, is protected via the National Labor Relations Act.