The Cat's Paw: How Social Media Can Lead You Astray

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The pen has become even mightier since Facebook and its kin stepped into the courtroom.

Today, courts consider social media posts to be beyond the purview of the right of privacy - and fully admissible in court. Now, with the state Supreme Court's recent decision of Reid v. Google Inc., (2010) 50 Cal. 4th 512, employees can look to stray remarks to reinforce their case. And social media Web sites are a fertile field to unearth such discriminatory remarks.

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