Module 7 focuses on several administrative issues that have significant consequences for labor and management within an organization. As stated in Holley, Jennings, and Wolters (2012), “Management seeks flexibility in arranging work content and schedules to maximize efficiency. Unions seek to protect employees’ job security and the conditions under which work is performed when workplace changes occur” (p. 340). For this assignment, you will be acting from the management perspective by representing the organization discussed in the case study titled, “Discharged for Facebook Comments,” in Chapter 8 of the textbook.
Read the case study titled, "Discharged for Facebook Comments," in your textbook (Chapter 8). Review and determine how you would respond to questions 1, 2 and 3 if faced with the scenario. Remember that you are representing the organization from the management perspective; keep this in mind especially as you respond to the second question listed in your textbook. You will use your responses to help you with Part 2 of this assignment and the essay you will then write.
Once you have completed Part 1, reflect on current events regarding technology and employee monitoring by using the CSU-Global Library’s LexisNexis database. Using the advanced settings in the database, search State and Federal Cases for recent cases about employee monitoring and workplace privacy. Select one current case.
Discuss how this case relates to the case study from the textbook. Be sure to include the following information:
1) case name and citation
5) reasons for the holding/ruling
how the case compares and contrasts with the organization’s stance/response in the textbook case study, as well as how the LexisNexis case furthers your understanding of issues regarding technology and job protection in the contemporary workplace.
While there are two parts to this assignment, please compose one well-developed essay. Your paper should be 4 to 6 double-spaced pages in length (not including title or reference pages), adhere to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements, and include a minimum of three credible sources (which includes the LexisNexis case).
Case Study: Technology Changes and Job Protection Name Institutional Affiliation Case Study: Technology Changes and Job Protection Part I The NLRA provides the employee with protection against any retaliation for concerted activity regarding their work concerns. However, some conditions justify the employer’s decision to discipline an employee for their off-duty social media conduct about the company. In Betty Nelson’s case, the Facebook comments content poses harm to the reputation of the organization, hence it was right to terminate her. The reference to the supervisor as a psychiatric case would lead to mistrust regarding the company’s products, damaging its image. Additionally, the employee handbook states the prohibited actions such defaming a supervisor or the company. The NLRB allows Nelson to comment about the organization, but restricts the reference to issues that are not work-related. The NLRA requires that workers execute the interests of the employer with loyalty (Green, 2012, p.853). Nelson referring to the supervisor as a psychiatric patient with no proof of this and the additional negative comments illustrates attitude issues, and can be presented in court to justify the termination. If I were representing the company, I would agree to settl