Yet another ruling by the National Labor Relations Board against Sodexo. The NLRB found that the off-duty facility access policy, as enforced by Sodexo management, was an illegal union-busting tactic and violated the National Labor Relations Act. As we know, Sodexo is no stranger to NLRA violations. Previously they have been found guilty of violations at Tulane University, in addition to countless other instances of worker rights abuses. This article was originally published on July 16, 2012, by Neil Goldsmith and Chris Johlie, at JD Supra.
National Labor Relations Board Finds Off-Duty Access Policy Violates Workers’ Rights
In Sodexo America LLC, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently ruled that USC Hospital’s off-duty access policy violated employees’ Section 7 rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The policy prohibited off-duty employees from entering the hospital unless they were visiting a patient, receiving medical treatment, or conducting “hospital-related business,” which the hospital’s handbook defined as “the pursuit of the employee’s normal duties or duties as specifically directed by management.”