Friday, December 10, 2010

Facebook comments can get you fired!

B.C. labour board backs 2 firings over Facebook comments.

Add Canada to the list of places where Facebook can be hazardous to your employment status.

Two workers at a B.C. car dealership were sacked for what they wrote about their employer and their managers on Facebook. And the B.C. Labour Relations Board has upheld their dismissal.

The incident, which occurred in Pitt Meadows just east of Vancouver, is believed to be the first such case in Canada.

“It’s the first Facebook case that has made it to hearing,” said Donald Richards, the lawyer who handled it for the employer, but he added there are likely plenty more to come.

Read more at the Toronto Star