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Should employees be fired over their Facebook posts?

  • Yes, Employers should be able to fire employees over social media.

    Legally, employers can fire an employees for whatever reason they want. The first amendment only protects personal rights with the government. Also, a manager gets to choose the kind of people they want in the workplace. If they don't want a person who drinks, then a post of an employee drinking could get them fired.

  • Yes, they should.

    Say someone posts on Facebook that there about to burn down their office building in a week, because they hate their job and everyone in it. (there are terrorists out there) Their employer should DEFINITELY have every right to fire them. Besides, even though teachers and lots of other jobs already have plenty of restrictions, it still shouldn't be too hard to not post about how much you despise your boss. ANYONE CAN SEE THAT!!! That's just like walking up to your boss and telling that to him personally. Why wouldn't you fire someone for that?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • Yes, they should.

    Say someone posts on Facebook that there about to burn down their office building in a week, because they hate their job and everyone in it. (there are terrorists out there) Their employer should DEFINITELY have every right to fire them. Besides, even though teachers and lots of other jobs already have plenty of restrictions, it still shouldn't be too hard to not post about how much you despise your boss. ANYONE CAN SEE THAT!!! That's just like walking up to your boss and telling that to him personally. Why wouldn't you fire someone for that?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • They represent the company.

    Employees that do not abide by the set rules of a company to maintain a professional reputation in and out of the workplace should be fired. Everyone knows that what you post poorly on social media will almost always come back to bite you in the butt so for anyone who complains about the repercussions that may follow are incompetent. Just be careful of what you post online... It has always been that way and it always will be. The online world is never as private as one may think. Sorry.

  • Employees are directly linked to a company.

    With everything you do, you give yourself a name or an appearance. If you are employed by a company, you are a representation of said company. Social Media is not as private as one might think and when what you say reflects poorly on a company then it is fair, if seen fit by the head of a company, to let that employee go.

  • Yes, They Should

    Yes, employees should be fired over their Facebook posts. When employers hire people, it is a given that the new employees will remain respectful of and loyal to their employers as long as they remain employed by them. When an employee breaks this respectful trust by maligning their employer, then the employer should have every right to terminate that employment.

  • Yes, they are a representative of their company

    What an employee posts on Facebook, or any other public place online can and should be grounds for firing. What you do, when you aren't being supervised necessarily by a boss, can measure what kind of person you are. If you are doing something inappropriate on a public place on the internet, it can reflect poorly on the company.

  • Yes, they are a representative of their company

    What we do outside of work, when we aren't supervised by a boss can definitely measure what kind of person we are. If an employee is cursing, posting inappropriate content, doing other bad stuff, it can reflect negatively on the company. What you post on Facebook, or any other public place online should definitely be grounds for firing.

  • Yes, they represent a company

    If you work at a company and make this information public and attached to your name, you are responsible not only for your image but the image of the company as well. Posting obscenities and threats while being downright nasty to people reflects upon anything your profile represents. The military will even discipline their troops for social media posts, especially if, say, you were supposed to be confined to quarters due to an illness and instead, you decided to post a picture or post about somewhere you went to have fun.

  • No, unless the Facebook post in question was written/posted during paid hours.

    I find it ridiculous that employers are allowed to govern what employees do in their private time on their private social media account. If a person wants to make an "apes in heels" comment (which I found hilarious) on their own social media, that is perfectly acceptable because that social media account had nothing to do with the employer. As long as this does not effect the job performance of the employee, I find no reason to allow any firing over their posting. Imagine this set precedences for employers to allow termination for your own private thoughts.

  • Posting in your private time shouldnt be a problem

    The things that you post on social media shouldnt be anyone's business. When a coworker posts something on social media you shouldnt go back and tell the manager about it , the only way a coworker should get fired is if they post about harming a coworker other than that they should specially if the manager is hearing from some one and not seeing it for themselves

  • No, they shouldnt

    Anyone who thinks an individual who is not strictly appointed to do so speaks for the whole of an organization is moronic, people are individuals not bees in a hive, hence companies should stand up for individual rights rather than kneeling to the almighty dollar, rights are rights regardless of who they inconvenience.

  • Privacy is privacy!

    Privacy is privacy otherwise why just not give the keys to watch us in our bathroom or in the shower? Just to say!! Of course if somebody is found writing posts like burning the office, kill a collegue or an employer or something like this, there are many other ways to make this guy prosecuted and of course to fire him!!

  • It's you own life.

    That's not fair because it's your own life. You have every right to say what you think because that is what the law says. People are granted the right to say what they think. It's in the constitution. So yes, I think people should not get fired for what they say online.

  • Facebook is strangely public and private

    Facebook is considered public by many, yet at the same time, it is private. Some things are reserved for friends alone, and other information is made free to all. Still, there is a certain expectation that anything on facebook could become public, and yet if one attempts to keep something on facebook private, or among friends, and it is somehow seen by a boss, then this person should not be fired. On the other hand, if one makes information free to all, and it is in someway demeaning, or offensive, they should be subject to public opinion. If public opinion deems that one in certain positions should not have their position, due to the nature of a facebook post, then there might be a basis for firing them. Generally speaking, there is no reason that anyone should be fired for their facebook posts, no matter how offensive.

  • What's posted when not on clock should not matter.

    Of course if you're posting obscene things I could understand that. But a person should have every right to complain about their job when and where they want as long as its not on the job. Its called the freedom of speech, we have the right to speak our minds. D0 not let businesses take that away from us.

  • What's posted when not on clock should not matter.

    Of course if you're posting obscene things I could understand that. But a person should have every right to complain about their job when and where they want as long as its not on the job. It's called the freedom of speech, we have the right to speak our minds. D0 not let businesses take that away from us.

  • No, not if It is their own profile.

    Yes, once you post something it isn't private anymore, and anybody could see it. However, employees aren't at work posting things, they're in the comfort in their own home! You should be able to do what YOU want in YOUR own home. As long as its not violating a contract or strictly vulgar and inappropriate, it should not matter to anyone.

  • No They Shouldn't

    Employees have every right to expect a measure of privacy in their personal lives that does not extend to work. As long as they are not violating any contractual agreements with their employer--such as disclosing trade secrets--they should not be fired for the things they say on facebook. Employers are becoming far too stalker-like when they are checking up on employees in their social spaces.


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