Legal Solutions Blog Jail Time for Complaining About Your Job Online. The next time you are tempted to post a gripe about your job on social media, think again.
Remember the ongoing experience of Ryan Pate, and you may choose to temper those complaints just a bit. Pate, an American from Florida, worked as a helicopter mechanic for a company operating in the United Arab Emirates. Over time, he became disgruntled with his employer, believing that the company did not treat him appropriately. While visiting in Florida, Pate took the complaints about his employer online.
Employees rights. Facebook fables in employment litigation. Twitter: employee who complained about sexual harassment via Twi. Applicant Screening, ‘Friend’ Requests and Workplace Investigati. Social media issues generally in the employment context: a pragmatic overview. An emerging area in employment law concerns employees’ social media activity and an employer’s ability to discharge or discipline employees for comments posted on social media Websites such as Facebook and Twitter.
The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) provides the operative framework that governs these employment-related social media issues. It protects employees’ social media posts to the extent that the comments amount to concerted activity regarding the terms and conditions of employment. Considering Career Suicide On Twitter? Think Again.
Denied Unemployment Due to Facebook Rant. Raynair Twitter&FB accounts. 5 of the Costliest Tweets Ever. The conflicting rulings on employee data theft. Who owns an employee’s LinkedIn account? Employee who claims physical and emotional distress damages must. Social media policies in the workplace: a primer for employers. The use of social media in the workplace has taken off in recent years and employers are struggling to keep up.
With easier accessibility to the internet, the popularity of smart phones and the introduction of new types of social media, it is not surprising that new legal issues are constantly emerging. Over the last several years, employee conduct on social networking sites has been the subject of litigation across Canada. These decisions and recent events demonstrate the need for both employees and employers to understand how social networking fits into traditional employment and labour concepts. Social media policies need to be integrated into companies' existing policies on protection of privacy and confidential information, workplace safety, conduct in the workplace and discipline.
When creating a social media policy, there is no one-size-fits-all plan. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Employer Fails to State Stored Communications Act Claims Absent Allegations That Employees Interfered With Company Accounts – Castle Megastore v. Wilson. [Post by Venkat Balasubramani] Castle Megastore Group, Inc. v.
Wilson, et al., 2013 WL 672895 (D. Ariz. Feb. 25, 2013)
Analysis of Recent Developments in German Law Concerning Employer E-Mail Monitoring. Tim Wybitul, who is Of Counsel at Hogan Lovells in Frankfurt, has provided an analysis of recent German cases concerning employers monitoring and examining employee e-mail.
Most German data protection authorities are of the opinion that it may constitute a criminal offence if an employer reviews employee emails (provided that the employer has not prohibited personal use of the corporate email systems). This very restrictive view can be quite a challenge in e-discovery and internal investigations.
Two German courts recently ruled that employers may access their employees' business email accounts, if they observe the privacy rights of these employees. In German, many employers permit the personal use by employees of their corporate email accounts. It is unclear, however, whether – and to what extent – these employers may control employee email communication. A full copy of the English translation of the article is available here. NASA's Social Media in the Workplace : Employment & Human Rights Law In Canada. For any fellow space geeks out there, the last few week have been a very exciting NASA adventure, with Curiosity landing on Mars and transmitting amazing photos back to earth.
Videos and photos of the NASA employees erupting with joy after the 7 minutes of silence during the landing were very moving. I love such great news stories. Pour en finir avec la ?vie priv?e? sur Facebook - BUG BROTHER - Blog LeMonde.fr. Le licenciement de ces trois salariés de la société Alten qui, s'étant épanchés sur Facebook, avaient été accusés d'"incitation à la rébellion" (ils avaient promis de "rendre la vie impossible" à leur hiérarchie) est, paradoxalement, une bonne nouvelle.
Pourquoi ? Parce que, et je me tue à le répéter, dans mes articles (Droit à l'oubli : et la CNIL, c'est du poulet ?) , à longueurs d'entretiens (voir le dernier, pour Ecrans.fr, le podcast de Libé) et, bien évidemment, dans le livre que j'ai consacré à ce sujet (La vie privée, un problème de vieux cons ?) , il n'y a pas de "vie privée" sur Facebook : sur un "réseau social", on mène une "vie sociale", voire une "vie publique".
A bad week for Goldman Sachs. By Victoria Moffatt, Senior Account Manager, Tangerine PR No doubt Goldman Sachs’ press office phones have been ringing non-stop since Tuesday, when The New York Times published the open letter of resignation by former executive director and head of its US equity derivatives in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Greg Smith.