Employee Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace—A Global Outlook
23 March 2011
Mayer Brown Article
A Connecticut ambulance service company that allegedly discharged an employee because she criticized the company on Facebook has reached a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In the settlement, the company agreed to revise its rules on Internet posting and not discharge or discipline its employees for discussing wages, hours and working conditions online. As a part of the settlement, the employee agreed to leave her employment with the ambulance company. The ground-breaking social media case reflects a growing area of concern around the world.