In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.
With over 70 percent of the United States’ youth population on Facebook the gap that once existed between work and play is closing, raising questions about how employees’ social media activity impacts their job.
For instance, if you complain about work online, can you be fired? Depends on what you say and how your boss accesses that information. Now some employers are developing behavior codes for online activity.
Kabrina Chang, professor of business law and employment law at Boston University, decided to research the legal implications of firings that occur when online behavior meets the work place.
She told Here & Now‘s Sacha Pfeiffer that the best way to protect yourself is to be careful about what you post online:
Socials Media Do’s
Social Media Don’ts
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