WKMS: MSU Graduate Course to Cover New ‘Facebook Firing’ Phenomenon

WKMS: MSU Graduate Course to Cover New ‘Facebook Firing’ Phenomenon. “With an increasing number of legal cases involving employee termination based on social media content coming forward, a new term has been coined in legal communities across the country called ‘Facebook firings.’ ‘Facebook firings’ refer to any termination related to employee-published content on any social media site, including Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Seemingly insignificant posts on social media, whether out of anger in relation to the workplace or otherwise, have resulted in the termination of many employees who have sought legal action. Within the context of the National Relations Act, certain social media posts can be considered ‘concerted activity,’ which is legally protected under the 1935 law.” MSU in this case refers to Murray State University.

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