Reporting Sexual Harassment on Facebook

With so many employees now posting on social media—both at work and after work—employers must consider what to do if an employee complains online about workplace harassment. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court provided some guidance by declining to review a Tenth Circuit decision that touched on this issue. In Debord v. Mercy Health System of

Make Sure Employees Tread Carefully on Twitter

As noted in our first post, almost 90% of the companies polled in a 2014 survey indicated that they were using social media for business purposes. A recent Massachusetts district court opinion serves as a useful reminder that employers should be careful about their employees’ social media posts, as the traditional legal principles of defamation

The NLRB Flip-Flops on Employee Disclaimers

Last year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an advisory report highlighting the difference between lawful and unlawful social media policies. The full report discusses seven recent NLRB decisions. According to the report, the key question when developing a social media policy is whether any of the restrictions could be construed “to chill the