Bloomberg Law
Aug. 21, 2023, 6:47 PM

Case: Labor Relations/Employee Discharge (N.L.R.B.)

A labor union representing entertainment industry employees didn’t unlawfully discharge an employee who had been heavily involved in organizing the union’s employees into a bargaining unit of its own. The NLRB reversed the administrative judge’s ruling that the union-employer had shown animus towards the employee for her organizing efforts without showing that they would have dismissed her regardless, in violation of the NLRA. Instead, the board ruled that the evidence didn’t show union-related animus towards the employee, and that the evidence was strong enough to show that they would have fired the employee for work assignment related issues.

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