Consequences for social media at work?

With social media becoming an increasingly substantial part of normal day to day operations, the line between an individual’s personal, private social media profile or blog and the individual’s work life has blurred. More and more, reports of employers disciplining or terminating employees based on the employee’s Facebook posts or pictures, Tweets or blog posts.

Natalie Munroe, a Pennsylvania teacher, filed suit against the school district from which she was fired for violating her right to free speech. Although the school board cites performance difficulties as the trigger for Munroe’s termination, her firing and subsequent lawsuit follow a long controversy between Munroe and the school district over her blog “Where Are We Going & Why Are We in this Hand Basket.”  Read More.

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In addition to Thriving Attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas.  He also co-founded Project K, a charity devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time.  Click to read more about Darin Klemchuk's practice as an intellectual property lawyer. 

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