Could Facebook Get You Fired?
Should something you post on Facebook get you fired from your job?
That question is at the heart of a legal dispute between a Connecticut woman and her boss. Make that ex-boss, since Dawnmarie Souza was fired from her job as an emergency medical technician late last year, after criticizing her supervisor on her personal Facebook page. She then swapped Facebook messages about the negative comments with other employees. Federal authorities claim the remarks are protected speech under labor laws. And the complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board last month could set a precedent for employers to heed as more workers use social networking sites to share details about their jobs.