How do employers regulate what an employee does on his or her own time?
Could I sue for wrongful termination based on that Iwas not socializing with any co-workersf I was terminated for that reason?
What about the annual christmas party so an employer can say yes you can assoicate or no you cannot when ever they decide? Does not seem right
Hello and thank you for your question. A different expert here.
I must disagree with the previous experts assessment of your case. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) specifically prevents employers from interfering with employees discussing wages and working conditions with each other. Many attorneys have sued and been successful in bringing claims like this against employers who try to prevent employees from being friends with their co-workers. They successfully argue that such a prohibition would have a chilling effect on your rights under the NRLA and thus would be an unfair labor practice under the NLRA as well as a violation of common law privacy laws.
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