Employee posts “unpleasant” comment on Facebook. The subject of that comment complains to employee’s employer. Employer terminates employee. Employee sues the complaining party-not the employer. Interesting, right? Here’s the case.
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In our last issue we began an analysis of the legal pitfalls managers can face when dealing with problems created by employees' use, and misuse, of social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. We also offered some practical advice.
My career as a business attorney and counselor is still relatively young, but in working with clients who are conscious not just of potential legal issues, but also of building and maintaining their business reputation in the community, I find myself reflecting on a period, before law school, when I was a reporter for a small town newspaper.
In the ongoing legal battle between craigslist and 3taps, a new court opinion makes clear that people are "authorized" under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to access a public website. But what the court gave with one hand it took with the other, as it also ruled that sending a cease-and-desist letter and blocking an IP address is enough to "revoke" this authorization.
I am one of the 78 million baby boomers living and working in the US. It is interesting to chat with other baby boomers. Many have stuck their little toes in the water. They may have started by creating a Facebook account to share posts with grown children and look at pictures of grandchildren. Some have discovered the joys of posting recipes or a bucket list on Pinterest.
Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.
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