|Feb. 3, 2014 | www.fisherphillips.com|
There’s no doubt about it – Facebook is the 21st Century water cooler. Workers who used to gather in the break room to talk about the latest sports news, the newest outrageous celebrity scandal, or the latest office gossip are now sharing this communication online. In some cases that’s none of your business as an employer. But what if the ranting is about you? Or your workplace?
Such statements are out there in cyberspace for everyone to see for as long as they remain posted. A recent Oregon case highlights a typical scenario employers are now having to grapple with on a daily basis, and provides a good lesson for employers.