Does your workplace have a social media policy that governs your activity at – – and outside of – – work?
While most people use common sense about posting stuff on their personal Facebook and Twitter accounts, the question still remains, “Do you believe it’s fair and justified that your opinions and/or actions when you’re not on the clock?”
This picture went viral last week when 50 year-old mother of two Juli Briskman happened to be out cycling as the POTUS’ motorcade passed by her. Juli exercised her first amendment right to free speech and flipped the bird at the Donald.
She even went to her HR department to explain that the photo was going viral. The following day, Juli was called into an office and fired by her employer.
They had an issue with this woman posting the picture on her own Facebook page and making the photo her profile picture, thus violating the company’s policy that no employee shall post “lewd or obscene” material. In their opinion, flipping the bird fell into that definition.
What are your thoughts??