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Employee Gets Fired for Tweeting Complaints about Discrimination

Is this Retaliation 2.0? Two weeks ago, Adria Richards attended an industry conference at which she overheard sexual jokes from two attendees sitting behind her during a session. So, she complained...on Twitter: And then she blogged about it here . The social-media complaints resulted in one...

Should Employers Be Liable for Conduct They Cannot Control? Fired for Tweeting about Third-Party Misconduct

While attending a conference, Adria Richards became offended by two attendees sitting behind telling inappropriate jokes. So, she tweeted her grievance. Then, she blogged about it. Then, her employer fired her. Ars technica has the full details. If the people about whom Ms. Richards complained were...

Has the Social Media Battle Already Been Lost?

It is day 7 of the sex discrimination jury trial against a high-profile Silicon Valley venture capital firm and the social media debate is raging [Ed. note: This article was originally posted on Mar. 4]. For those not following along, Ellen Pao, formerly a partner at Silicon Valley venture capital...