My boss suddenly fired a co-worker and now says that it's a violation of the law if co-workers discuss the firing.

Asked 11 months ago - Palmer, MA

The employee shared a portion of her dismissal letter with the remaining staff, but my boss is implying that any discussion of the person or the firing is illegal.

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  1. Darrel S Jackson

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    Answered . The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) gives employees the right to talk with each other about the terms and conditions of their employment. In other words, it is illegal for your employer to try to intimidate you to not talk about the situation. The National Labor Relations Board enforces the NLRA. I've posted a link to the NLRB's Boston office below.

    http://www.nlrb.gov/region/boston

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  2. Henry Lebensbaum

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    Answered . No such general law. I have no idea what the basis of the assertion

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  3. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel

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    Answered . I believe your employer is overreaching.

    Christopher Vaughn-Martel is a Massachusetts lawyer with the firm of Vaughn-Martel Law in Boston, Massachusetts.... more

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