Can employers control employees social media?
Employers have the right to check the social media accounts of prospective and current employees. They also have the right to discipline or even fire a worker whose social media activity violates company policies.
Can my employer tell me what not to post on social media?
The newly amended Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act makes it illegal for companies to ask or require employees to use personal social media profiles to join their employer’s online accounts. Rulings by the National Labor Relations Board state employers cannot restrict what employees post on their own accounts.
Can an employee be fired for social media posts?
Since California is an at-will employment state — and California Labor Code 2922 states that at-will employees “may be terminated at the will of either party on notice to the other” — employers can fire employees for anything, including their social media posts.
Is it right to punish employees for certain types of social media posts?
That is, if a group of employees is posting information or engaging in a “group chat” on social media about certain topics such as wages, working conditions, workplace safety, or other employment terms and conditions, you cannot discipline or punish them for that activity.
Can an employer take action on social media posts made by an employee outside working hours?
Yes, an employer can take disciplinary action upon social media posts made outside working hours if: the post identifies (directly or indirectly) that the person is an employee of the organisation; there are organisational policies on social media use that the employee has been trained in; and.
Can an employee get fired for posting something on Facebook?
In short, yes, you can be fired for what you post on social media like Facebook or any other site. However, there are certain laws that limit the extent of an employer’s right to fire or discipline employees for what they post online.