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Can Employer Fire Employee for Social Media Posts?


The short answer is “Yes,” but first check the laws in your state. Make sure you have a written policy; employees are aware of it and that it’s applied consistently and fairly. In these times fraught with so much racial tension, employers need to be more careful than ever not to be associated with comments made on social media that could negatively reflect on them. Click Here to read a SHRM article which provides additional details you may need to consider.


While roughly 42% of employers check the social media posts of employees periodically, an even higher percentage do so as part of the pre-employment screening process. Click Here for additional insight as articulated in another SHRM article. Contact Safer Places today if you’d like information about adding this very popular search to your screening package.

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