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Questions Remain About Social Media Privacy Rights During Workplace Investigations

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Employees’ social media activities often play a key role in workplace investigations. For example, an employee may complain that a coworker sent a harassing Facebook message or posted something offensive on Twitter...more

Teacher has Certification Suspended for One Year Following Facebook Posts that Ridicule Student’s Name

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

The issue of disciplining employees for their use, or more accurately, misuse of social media is one that is frequently in the headlines, and this is never more true than when it involves an educator. Recently the New Jersey...more

Crying Over (Virtual) Spilled Milk: ACLU Sues School District For Firing Employee Who Posted Vegan Beliefs Online

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

A recent lawsuit out of Ohio brings a local flare to what has otherwise become a relatively common story. We’ve all heard of teachers being disciplined or dismissed for posting something thoughtless online that led to...more

New Jersey District Dismisses Teacher Who Called Students “Future Criminals” On Facebook

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Earlier this month, a New Jersey appellate court affirmed the dismissal of a tenured teacher for comments she made about her students on Facebook. Good summaries of the case, In re O’Brien, can be found through the National...more

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