Social Media Policies: Employee Challenges Pose Legal Risk

Challenges to social media protocols by employees fired for violating them are succeeding with increasing frequency.

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Comments (2)
When employees get fired due to any comment made on personal account in social media, it is not only overboard but also shows how impatient the employers are. Employers have to understand that employees can't be thrown away simply because he/she has made some comment in personal account because professional lives and personal lives are two separate parts of life. Until and unless the employee divulges any official document in the social media, employers have no right to sneak peek employees' lives. Derick from http://teletrade.bg/
Posted by Derick B | Thursday, November 28 2013 at 4:50PM ET
Both employers and employees need to respect rights and obligations of the other. Whilst the employee has the right to air his views on the social media, it is bound to have some repercussions at work. The sensible way would be to try and approach the senior and escalate the issue to the next higher level. Employers too need to have an open mind and ensure a mechanism for addressing complaints and suggestions.
Posted by KIMMY B | Sunday, December 01 2013 at 1:26PM ET
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