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Freedom to Post?

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Yes, Employers should be able to fire employees over social media.
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Posting in your private time shouldn't be a problem
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Legally, employers can fire an employees for whatever reason they want. The first amendment only protects personal rights with the government. Also, a manager gets to choose the kind of people they want in the workplace. If they don't want a person who drinks, then a post of an employee drinking could get them fired.
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Anyone who thinks an individual who is not strictly appointed to do so speaks for the whole of an organization is moronic, people are individuals not bees in a hive, hence companies should stand up for individual rights rather than kneeling to the almighty dollar, rights are rights regardless of who they inconvenience.
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Say someone posts on Facebook that there about to burn down their office building in a week, because they hate their job and everyone in it. (there are terrorists out there) Their employer should DEFINITELY have every right to fire them.
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In general, pursuant to the report, employees can discuss things related to their criticism of an employer, their working conditions, and disagreements with an employer's decisions or policies in social media as part of their right to “protected concerted activity.” But the word “discuss” is the key. Workers can vocalize, either in person or via social media, their sentiments and concerns regarding an employer without fear of losing their job thanks to this right, but only if they are discussing these concerns with other workers.
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If an employee simply starts complaining on social media about their employer and/or how much they hate their job solely for the purpose of venting their frustrations without any effort to engage other employees, then it is not a “discussion” and not protected as “protected concerted activity.”
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Samantha, would that be in the US or Canada (or both)?
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As someone who is involved in running a small organization, I would find it quite problematic for employees to gripe to the rest of the world, before raising a concern internally. It's a bit like the feeling of being in a relationship when you are the last one to hear about all the things you are doing wrong?
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employers can fire an employees for whatever reason they want. The first amendment only protects personal rights with the government. Also, a manager gets to choose the kind of people they want in the workplace. If they don't want a person who drinks, then a post of an employee drinking could get them fired.
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If your job is important to you, you better check with HR before you go posting stuff online. I know of numerous co-workers fired for bashing their job on Facebook. It is just not worth it. Call someone and talk about it don't put it online.
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Employers should consider participating in appropriate social media venues and should put in place a social media policy to supplement an internet use policy. A few examples of specific issues which should be addressed include: clarifying infringements on company confidential information and intellectual property rights, slanderous or libelous statements that cannot be supported by evidence and are detrimental to the business, and failing to state that comments made are personal opinion and not made on behalf of the company.
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