The New Way To Lose a Job: Facebook Fired

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Fired For Facebook Posts Terminations based on employees’ Facebook posts (or posts on other social media sites) are nothing new. The pace of such firings reached such a crescendo three years ago that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a legal memorandum summarizing how it had ruled in a variety of cases brought to the Board. Social Media is the New Water Cooler In a nutshell, the NLRB believes that Facebook and other social media platforms for many employees have become “the new water cooler,” a phrase used by NLRB chairman Mark Gaston Pearce.

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