5 Questions To Ask When A Worker's Facebook Post Stings

Law360, New York (November 1, 2011, 5:36 PM EDT) -- Employers considering disciplinary action over a worker's inappropriate social media posts must walk a fine line between employees rights and an obligation to squelch discrimination and harassment in the ranks.

Recent National Labor Relations Board cases demonstrate that trying to muzzle workers for expressing themselves on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter can get employers in legal hot water. However, employers also have a responsibility to look into claims of discrimination and harassment arising from social media communications and take appropriate steps to stop...
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