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    Violating Company Communication Policy

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    Peter, an employee of Company XYZ, sent an e-mail to three co-workers, asking them to wear blue in support of Union ABC which was trying to organize at that location. The company gave Peter a written warning about violating the Communication Policy which stipulated that employees could not use its systems to "solicit for commercial ventures, religious or political causes, or outside organizations." The union filed an unfair labor practice with the NLRB about this action.

    What is the company's argument?
    How does it interpret the actions compared to the law?
    What evidence would the company need to have?

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    What is the company's argument?
    The company's argument is the company policy does not allow email to be used for soliciting, religious, political, commercial ventures because these are all things that can cause a controversy with all the employees. Even though an email may be harmless in what it is conveying - other employees can complain and even file a lawsuit against the company for allowing an employee to do this. It could be ...

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    The expert examines violating company communication policies.