Be Careful With Your Employees' Online Reviews

Law360, New York (October 22, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT) -- Most employers have policies prohibiting various forms of lying. The typical employee handbook prohibits falsifying records, padding time sheets, stealing company property and other forms of dishonesty. Many express a commitment to transparency, both within the company and in relationship to customers and business partners.

But lying about your own product, or about a competitor’s, is nothing new. Yet some employers may be tempted to ignore employee falsification when it occurs online — or, worse, to condone or even encourage it. Not surprisingly, courts and competitors...
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