Can You Fire an Employee over Social Media Posts?

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Can an employer fire employees solely over what they’ve posted on social media? Does the answer change, depending on whether the post was made from a work or personal device? Does it matter whether the person’s social media account is connected to the employer in some way?

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Turns out, the answers aren’t always black and white. While employers can and do fire employees over social media issues, there are also instances where it would potentially be illegal to do so.

When Is It Legal to Fire an Employee over Social Media Posts?

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