an update for the week of december 19, 2005
today's workplace: the employee rights blog
Peace and Good Will Towards Workers: It Starts at Home: It's the holiday season, where you can read all kinds of heart-warming stories designed to make you feel all warm, fuzzy, and generous inside. However, if you're an American worker, there isn't that much good news around right now: a New York City transit strike, massive corporate layoffs among former industry leaders, and an increasing willingness by employers generally to lay off workers during the holidays. But a couple of recent stories indicate that there are some executives out there keeping their workers' interests in mind. Why? These stories indicate it all starts at home.
this week in the courts
Citizens Inv. Servs. Corp. v. Nat. Labor Relations Bd.  (D.C. Circuit; No. 04-1317, 04-1334)
Decision Date: December 16, 2005
Defendant's petition for review of agency defendant's finding is denied where substantial evidence supports defendant's finding that petitioner violated the National Labor Relations Act by discharging an employee due to his protected concerted activity of protesting compensation terms and payments for financial consultants.
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