...It seems no one is immune to being shown the door over a post that doesn’t sit well with their boss. ....most have remained internal matters ...until now.
Guidelines to Help Formulate your Social Media Strategy
In one recent case that involved a company's social media policy, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed a complaint against an employer who fired a staff member for badmouthing her supervisor on Facebook.
The Facebook case was eventually settled out of court and required that the company not discipline employees who are asking for union representation; the company will also revise their employee handbook policy around workers discussing work conditions with their co-workers.
This is obviously scary territory for employers.
- On one hand, you have the fear of disgruntled employees doing some serious company brand damage online.
- On the other, you have the risk of being sued for violating the National Labor Relations Act.