Badmouthing your company on social media is both unethical and not a particularly smart thing to do.
Should human resources fire an employee over it? Can they fire them?
Terminations because of social media use have been one of the hot topics for human resources in the past few years. It is imperative that employers know when they are able to fire a problematic employee. There are a few strategies for human resources to prevent an ethical controversy over social media use in the workplace.
Twitter and Facebook should be seen as distractions from work, not part of it.
Costco Wholesale’s policy on social media use by employees violates protected communications, according to a recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board.
On September 7, the NLRB issued a Decision and Order invalidating Costco Wholesale Corporation’s electronic posting rule; they also found unlawful portions of the employee handbook, which prohibited employees from making statements which “damage the Company, defame any individual or damage any person’s reputation.” Continue reading “NLRB: Costco Social Media Policy Unlawful”→