Social Media and Employment Law Issues – Terminations P.2

July 15th, 2015 by Christopher W Statham

Social Media and Employment Law Issues – Terminations P.2

In this video, Christopher W. Statham is a Toronto employment lawyer that talks Toronto human resources professionals about social media, employment law issues in regards to firing employees for what they post on Facebook.

Christopher talks about the impact of social media on employment law issues, specifically about terminating employees. In this video, he gives examples of what employees should not post on Facebook or any other social media platform.

Some things you should not post on social media.

  • I hate my boss
  • Calling in sick and posting pictures or comments about a party or other event you are at (when you should be at work).
  • The lame excuse I used today for why I was late.
  • Advising others not to buy your employers products or services.

Can you fire someone for what they post on facebook? Christopher provides some examples of employees that did get fired with cause for posting inappropriate messages on social media.

These days there is more and more time spent by employees at work checking their social media accounts. Do employers have the right to ask for your Facebook password to see what you have been posting?

This is a great overview for HR Professionals and employers. Devry Smith Frank LLP has produced a series of videos to assist HR professionals and HR departments. To view other Ontario employment law videos and videos for other practice areas, please visit our media page at media page.

Our law offices are conveniently located in the Lawrence and Don Mills area of Toronto and we have plenty of free parking.

For more details or information on social media, terminations or employment law matters, kindly contact one of our Toronto employment lawyers or employment lawyer Christopher W. Statham directly.


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