“Nestle illegally fired worker for reporting racist comment”

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  • A three-member panel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) affirmed Dec. 7 an agency judge’s ruling that Nestlé USA violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it suspended and discharged an employee at a Wisconsin frozen pizza facility who reported a line coordinator’s racist comment.
  • The NLRB judge found Nestlé violated the Act not only when it suspended and discharged the employee because of the employee’s protected concerted activity, but also when it “coercively” instructed employees not to disclose aspects of its investigation and interrogated employees about their protected activity. Nestlé did not immediately respond to a HR Dive request for comment.