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The New Way To Lose a Job: Facebook Fired

A free white paper by Corban OneSource

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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