Social media issues arising out of the workplace are ever-changing. Your friends at Professional Liability Matters recently discussed the potential consequences to employees for posting objectionable personal information on Facebook. However, a novel decision from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday may turn the tables on employers who take retaliatory action against employees based upon their Facebook activity. Spoiler alert… Facebook “likes” are protected free speech under the First Amendment.
In Bland v. Roberts, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 19268 (Sept. 18, 2013), …Continue Reading