Perhaps if a restaurant located in Boiling Springs, S.C., can operate successfully with an Alaskan hunting lodge theme, then it can also be the stage for a counterintuitive National Labor Relations Board ruling.

The drama that played out between labor and management at the Copper River Restaurant resulted in an NLRB ruling that flies in the face of prior rulings as well as "common sense" that you can't fire someone merely for having a bad attitude.

That's what happened to Autumn Bellew, who not only lost her job for having a bad attitude but had the NLRB rule against her. 

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO, part of your ALM digital membership.

  • Critical BenefitsPRO information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
NOT FOR REPRINT

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from www.copyright.com. All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.