Labor and Employment Law

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Employee Gets Fired for Tweeting Complaints about Discrimination
Posted on 25 Mar 2013 by Eric Meyer

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... Read More

Has the Social Media Battle Already Been Lost?
Posted on 11 Mar 2015 by Lorene Schaefer

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... Read More

Should Employers Be Liable for Conduct They Cannot Control? Fired for Tweeting about Third-Party Misconduct
Posted on 27 Mar 2013 by Jon Hyman

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... Read More