Course "Can an Employee be Fired over a Social Media Posting" has been pre-approved by HRCI as eligible for 1 credits towards a participant's recertification upon full completion.

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Introduction

Despite the business pluses of these sites and tools, they also create issues of security and legal liability for employers, and still relatively little case law exists for organizations to turn to when weighing the risks. This webinar will help employers better understand the numerous laws that employers need to be concerned about when terminating employees for what they say or do on social media. And what you need to know before you terminate employees for comments they post on social media sites. We will also see how the law views cyber activity vs offline activity. Do employers have duties to monitor their employee’s online presence, can employers be responsible for online activities of employees. 

Learning Objectives

  • State laws that may pose problems for you if you terminate an employee for a social media post, they made while off-duty.
  • What legal issues the NLRB could allege based on your social media policy
  • First Amendment rights of public employees
  • Cyberbullying vs bullying are they the same
  • Online harassment is the employer responsible
  • How to create a legally compliant social media policy

Area Covered In The Webinar


Why should you attend?

I posted it on line can I be fired for that comment? Some employees depending in their position may have more rights than others as to what they post on line. Some employees based upon content may have more protection. Does the law distinguish between online vs offline conduct? How is cyberbullying view under the law? Training in this area may be the more effective way to reduce incidents of social media postings that harm employees and the reputations of businesses.

Who Will Benefit

  • In-House Counsel
  • Compliance Officers
  • Human Resources
  • CFOs
  • Executives
  • Business owners
  • Office managers
  • Company presidents

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Stuart Silverman has been practicing law for almost 30 years and is the principal of the Law Offices of Stuart M. Silverman, P.A., located in Boca Raton, Florida. The emphasis of his practice is in t Know More

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