Download: Should you be allowed to criticize your employer on social media?

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(credit: Ryan Hyde / CC BY-SA 2.0 via MGN)

HAVERTOWN, Pa. — Can a worker use the Internet to bite the hand that feeds him? An administrative judge in Pennsylvania says in the case of a Chipotle worker, it’s OK.

The judge has ruled the fast food outlet’s social media policy violates federal labor laws. And that means he saw things the way of a Philadelphia-area worker who trashed Chipotle on Twitter last year.  After a customer tweeted thanks for a free food offer last year, James Kennedy complained about workers’ hourly pay.

He took the post down but two weeks later was let go after passing around a petition about workers being unable to take breaks. Under the judge’s ruling Chipotle has to offer to take the worker back — and pay him for back wages.

We want to know what you think?  Should employees be allowed to complain about their employer on social media?
Leave your comments on our Facebook page and they could be read during  FOX 8 News at 9 a.m.