Global Employee Terminations In The Age Of Social Media

Law360, New York (August 26, 2011, 3:22 PM EDT) -- When your employee advises his friends on a Facebook status update that “My boss is a wanker,” can you terminate his employment? Can you terminate another employee who tweets to her Twitter followers that “the company is screwing the public again because of shoddy work?” What about the employee harassing a co-worker with off-duty emails, tweets or text messages, following the breakdown of a workplace affair? Or the employee posting cheerful vacation photos on Facebook while on a disability leave for depression?

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