(PRWEB) August 19, 2012
The Law Firm of Pozzuolo Rodden P.C., announces the release of the article "Blog Wars- Employers’ Rights To Control Employee’s Social Media Activity Without Infringing Upon Empoyees’ Right To Freedom Of Speech ". Below is a sample of the first couple of paragraphs. If you would like to read more, please read the full article and other corporate law, or estate planning topics at http://www.pozzuolo.com/Pubs_Newsletters.shtml
Image and privacy on social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and other blogs, should be priority concerns to businesses. Companies have a right to protect their public image and their confidential information. But problems abound for employers when they must deal with employees who discuss work on social media. An employee may publicly cast his employer in a negative light, or maybe just in a way the employer would prefer not to be cast. An employer must take care to be appropriately reactive in this situation. At this point, disciplining the employee may, or may not, undo any damage done. The appropriate reaction may set an example to others and prevent future breakdowns in protection. An inappropriate reaction may create legal problems for the employer who oversteps its bounds in disciplining the employee and subject the employer to legal action for violating the employee’s right to freedom of speech.
Meanwhile, an employer should also take care to be appropriately proactive. It should institute policies on employees’ social media commentary regarding work, advise its employees on conduct and discussion, and most importantly, recognize it has a right to protect its public image. These considerations all must be taken under the veil of scrutiny of various labor and employment laws, and laws protecting freedom of speech.........
If you would like to read more, please read the full article "Blog Wars- Employers’ Rights To Control Employee’s Social Media Activity Without Infringing Upon Empoyees’ Right To Freedom Of Speech" and other corporate law or estate planning topics at http://www.pozzuolo.com/Pubs_Newsletters.shtml
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