Social networks causing employee-employer issues

published in Tulsa World | May 7, 2010

McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Tony Puckett spoke to the 2010 Oklahoma Human Resources Conference and Expo about how social networks are causing issues between employees and their employers. The Tulsa World covered the event and reported on Puckett’s remarks.

“In the digital age, it’s easier than ever for employees to say things publicly and for you to hear about it. Employees and employers alike are running into trouble with social networks, computers and cell phones in the workplace,” Puckett told conference attendees.

According to the article, Puckett said that “many corporations aren’t hesitating to fire employees for unflattering blog posts, inappropriate photos and leaks of company secrets,” noting that “some companies take action on some forms of behavior that other employers would deem harmless.”

“A Microsoft temp worker was discharged for posting pictures on a blog of some (Apple) Macs arriving at Microsoft,” he said.