Tag Archives: social media policies

Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Employee Who Advocated Violence in a Social Media Post

In a recent employee termination case, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the dismissal of race discrimination claims by a bank employee who was terminated due to a social media post. Plaintiff, a Caucasian woman, was employed as a project manager in her employer’s wealth management department.  In June 2018, a public news … Continue Reading

NLRB Approves Workplace Social Media Policy Limiting Employees’ Online Communications

Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), in a split decision 2-1, approved a California-based ambulance company’s implementation of a social media policy that prohibited employees from “inappropriate communications” related to the company.  The NLRB’s ruling reversed a decision by an administrative law judge, back in October 2019, that concluded that the company’s social media … Continue Reading

Federation of State Medical Boards Issues Guidelines for Use of Social Media in Medical Practice

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) recently adopted model policy guidelines for the appropriate use of social media and social networking in a medical practice. The model policy guidelines can be viewed here. In its findings, the FSMB reports that 67 percent of 4,000 physicians surveyed use social media for professional purposes and that research indicates 35 … Continue Reading

Workplace Defamation Claims on the Rise

One of the consequences faced by companies that neglect workplace privacy issues is the possibility of a defamation lawsuit. Human resources departments should be careful to limit information about employees and former employees, including the reasons for a termination or leave of absence, to those with a need to know. References and requests for references should be treated carefully lest … Continue Reading
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