Social Media And Work: The New Legal Frontier

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What can you post about work and still be within your rights as an employee? The answer right now is still murky. An article in the Riverside Press-Enterprise updates on the latest National Labor Relations Board ruling which sides with the employer.

The article describes a case where an employee at a BMW dealer wrote snarky comments while posting pictures of a car a coworker drove into a nearby pond. When he was fired, he fought it and the board ruled that while a discussion of worker’s rights and conditions were protected speech, making fun of the company was not.

The article mentions the Connecticut case where where an out of court settlement was reached after an employee was fired for talking about her employer, an ambulance company.

Several cases involving employee rights and social media are working their way through the system and should bring clarity to0 the issue, according to the article.

What do you think you should, or shouldn’t be able to post?

 

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