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Employers Without Unions Are Impacted By A Recent Nlrb Decision: Nlrb Extends New Rights To Non-Union Employees Who Are Subject To Possible Discipline Or Discharge

August 01, 2000

By Michael A. Hood

On July12, 2000, in a three to two decision in a case called Epilepsy Foundation of Northeast Ohio, the National Labor Relations Board extended the United States Supreme Court’s Weingarten decision to employees who are not represented by any union. This decision has serious implications for employers who wish to conduct disciplinary interviews of their non-union employees. This Alert analyzes the Epilepsy Foundation decision and answers some of the questions most likely to arise in its wake.