Chipotle’s policy prevented employees from posting negative information about the company but this did not discourage a worker in Havertown, PA from tweeting about low wages and employee breaks. As a result, the company fired the employee.
Recently The National Labor Relations Board ruled that Chipotle can’t fire employees for posting grievances with the company on social media networks. In fact, it ruled that they cannot prohibit employees from posting about their jobs at all. The result? The company has to offer to hire the employee back; it even has to post signs saying that its policies were found illegal and have been changed.
Do you have a social media policy?