NLRB Panel’s Strict Interpretation Of “You’re Fired”

On July 14, 2016, a three-member panel appointed by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) reversed an Administrative Law Judge decision in favor of the employee. The Panel found that a complaining employee who was told he was “fired” in a meeting and subsequently told he was not fired after the meeting on the same day, was in fact discharged for purposes of the Act. Thus, the Panel found the employer violated National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”) Section 8(a)(1).

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