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7 Tips For Employers On Social Media Discovery

Law360, New York (July 25, 2013, 8:39 PM EDT) -- Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter can contain troves of information useful for employers defending themselves against lawsuits, such as photos of supposedly sick employees partying in exotic locales.

And with social media's popularity soaring, discovery from accounts has become a hot issue in employment litigation — especially in cases involving claims of emotional distress or physically impairment.

“The issue has been coming up [in employment cases] with more frequency for a couple of reasons,” according to Michael Schmidt of Cozen O'Connor LLP.

“One, employers realize that as prevalent as social media is, it is a whole new forum of...

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