Unfair Labor Practices
Does your employer prohibit you from discussing your salary or other aspects of your employment with your co-workers? Have you been disciplined for such discussions?
Section 7 of the federal National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects (non-management) workers' rights to unionize and to engage in other "concerted activity" with their co-workers. Under NLRA, employers may not interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees in the exercise of their rights. If an employee's rights under the NLRA have been violated, they may be able to pursue a charge against their employer before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
"Concerted activity" has been interpreted broadly to protect a wide range of activities, including having discussions with one or more co-workers about their salaries, benefits, schedule, hours, company policies or practices, mistreatment by management or human resources, and ongoing investigations.
If your employer has ordered you not to discuss your salary or the other terms or conditions of your employment with your co-workers or if your employer terminated you for discussing your employment or an ongoing investigation, call today for a free consultation.
Statutes of limitations apply to NLRB charges for unfair labor practices, so time may be of the essence.