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The National Labor Relations Board alleges that a senior living provider in Kansas has prohibited employees from “discussing wages, hours, or other terms or conditions of employment,” which they have a right to do under the National Labor Relations Act. 

The NLRB notified Wichita, KS-based Legend Senior Living on July 11 that charges of unfair labor practices had been filed July 8 against Legend of Hutchinson, Hutchinson, KS.

Legend Senior Living, a privately held family business, operates 43 communities across six states, offering independent living, assisted living/personal care and memory care. Approximately 150 people work at the Hutchinson location.

Legend Senior Living declined to comment to the McKnight’s Business Daily.

The NLRB alleges that the activity took place within the past six months. 

Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act guarantees employees “the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection,” as well as the right “to refrain from any or all such activities.”

NLRB Field Attorney Rochelle K. Balentine is investigating the charge. Company officials have been asked to submit a written account of the facts along with a statement of their position related to the allegations “as soon as possible.”

The status of this case can be tracked on the agency website by clicking this link.