Facebook Postings May Warrant Termination

June 6, 2012

With the widespread use of social media, employers frequently have to discipline employees for inappropriate content on the Internet. A recent Alberta Arbitration decision, Canada Post Corp. v. Canadian Union of Postal Workers, [2012] CLAD No 85, held that termination may be warranted when an employee posts on Facebook inappropriate and offensive comments that are tied to the workplace.

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