The ADA protects, as confidential, employee medical information obtained by an employer.
Last year, I asked the following questions about the impact of social media on this confidentiality obligation:
What happens, however, when an employee suffers...
Last year, at about this time, I blogged here about a case involving some employees who thought that their employer had underpaid them. So, they discussed the matter at work. And then continued their conversation on Facebook, where they used language...
Have you heard the one about the teacher who got fired over a racist Twitter rant about Ferguson ? To recap, she posted some lovely gems, such as
"Who the (expletive) made you dumb (expletive) crackers think I give a squat (expletive) about your...
A party’s “right to privacy” in the context of social media is the subject for numerous motions in civil litigation. The scenario goes like this: Plaintiff sues defendant, alleging injuries. Defendants seeks discovery of Plaintiff’s...
Christine Rubino had been
a teacher in Brooklyn for 15 years without any disciplinary history when she
was terminated in response to comments she posted about students on her
Facebook page. Specifically, Rubino posted that her 5th-grade students
Have you recently tried to communicate with someone under the age of 25? Have you tried to call them? How about email? What about text message, Facebook, or Twitter? I bet that your communicative outreaches are much more likely to gain a response if you...
NLRB's Acting G.C. Lafe Solomon issued his third report on social media earlier this week. (PDF).
And what a fervor it caused! What a frenzy! Twitter was all atwitter with excitement over the promise of some meaningful guidance on the interplay...
Cleveland.com reports that a former bi-racial employee has sued a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant for race and disability discrimination:
A discrimination lawsuit contends that two employees of a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant in Aurora used racial...
The NLRB continues to assault address employers' social media policies with a recent ruling that appears to protect defamation. Huh? The employer's policy prohibited online postings . . . "that damage the Company, defame any individual or...
by Joseph U. Leonoro
As we have discussed before on this blog, the National
Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") is focusing much attention on social
media. In particular, several complaints have been filed recently that
allege that employers...
Last week, Facebook announced that there are more than 1 billion people using Facebook actively each month . Think about that number for a second. It means that 1 out of every 7 people on Earth are active on Facebook. When you consider the vastness of...
Welcome to The Employer Handbook.
Extending the fifteen minutes of fame of a trash-talking blogger/teacher by a 300 word blog post.
Dudes, do you remember Natalie Munroe?
She's the teacher who enjoyed a cup of coffee in the spotlight a few...
Businesses do not experience the impact of social media
in fragmented departmental silos. Rather, social media is an inherently
cross-department, internal and external experience for most
organizations. Employees, clients, third party providers, experts...
Well, at least that's what a federal court recently told
a defendant-employer in this ruling .
In Tompkins v. Detroit Metropolitan Airport , the
plaintiff suffered a slip-and-fall and later claimed back and other injuries.
She sued her employer...
An employee getting fired for caustic social-media posts is so 2011 . Having an application for unemployment-compensation benefits denied because of Twitter stupidity -- that's the new black.
Stephen Burns was fired from his job after his employer...