How To Deal With Social Media At Work
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The NLRB has said many employers’ social media policies are so overly broad that “employees could reasonably construe them to prohibit protected conduct.” These include policies that ban “embarrassing the employer” or “damaging goodwill” or that prohibit workers from “disclosing inappropriate or sensitive information.”
The board overturned these polices because the language was so expansive it could bar co-workers from finding each other online, taking photos of the company logo during a protest, or discussing the company’s treatment of workers.
Social media are another tool in the fight against the boss, but it’s up to stewards to defend their members’ rights to use these powerful forums.