It’s true. Facebook, Twitter, and even Instagram have become central parts of social life in the workplace.
In some cases, employees rant about their employers on social media. While companies would like to control employee comments, federal regulators in the United States say that it isn’t that simple.
As social media became more and more popular, companies have instituted complex—and, sometimes, confusing—social media policies at the office. Bearing this in mind, the National Labor Relations Board has drafted numerous rules to clarify what employees can say online about their employers.
In extreme cases, some bosses have fired employees due to social media posts—which can have legal ramifications.
Experts advise employers to consult lawyers before they issue disciplinary actions to employees.