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Taylor's Social Media Insight Republished

Employment Law Strategist
February 2014

Charlotte Senior Counsel Todd Taylor was published by Employment Law Strategist on February 1.  The article, “Can Using Facebook be a Firing Offense,” discusses employee speech in the age of social media.  It was originally published on the front page of the December issue of The Corporate Counselor and can be seen here.

"Whether you subscribe to The Wall Street Journal or you get your news from the Drudge Report, you have likely read stories of employees being fired for poorly thought-out Facebook posts or controversial Tweets.  Depending on your point of view, you may be sympathetic to the employer’s desire to avoid being associated with offensive or controversial statements made by an opinionated worker — or you may be appalled that an employer would concern itself with an employee’s use of social media."