NLRB: Quicken Loans violated labor relations act

Posted at 1:01 PM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-08 13:15:40-04

An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has found that Quicken Loans, Fathead and four other companies owned by Dan Gilbert violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

According to the document filed on the NLRB website, Judge David I. Goldman found that many rules in Quicken Loans' employee manual, called "the Big Book," violate the National Labor Relations Act. He also wrote that many rules do not violate the NLRA.

The case began when Hugh MacEachern filed an unfair labor practice charge in February 2016.

In the decision, Judge Goldman wrote that the companies "must be ordered to cease and desist therefrom and to take certain affirmative action designed to effectuate the policies of the Act."

According to the court document, the companies did rescind all versions of "the Big Book" on Dec. 4, 2015.

All of the companies must also cease and desist from several rules that include, "'Maintaining an overly broad rule that states “If it doesn’t belong on the front page of the New York Times, don’t put it online,' maintaining an overly broad rule that states that 'individuals who submit a complaint or report or who participate in an investigation will be expected to agree 35 to keep the complaint, report and investigation confidential,'" among many other rules.

7 Action News has reached out to Quicken Loans for comment.

Read the entire decision below

Administrative Law Judges Decision on Quicken Loans