Presentation on theme: "MILLER & MARTIN PLLC Atlanta, Chattanooga, Nashville Social Networking: The Intersection of Ethics and Workplace Law Social Networking in the Modern Workplace."— Presentation transcript:
MILLER & MARTIN PLLC Atlanta, Chattanooga, Nashville Social Networking: The Intersection of Ethics and Workplace Law Social Networking in the Modern Workplace Tennessee Valley Public Power Association Accounting and Finance Conference Chattanooga, Tennessee – October 19, 2011 William G. Trumpeter Carlos C. Smith E-Mail: email@example.com E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone (423) 785-8318 Telephone (423) 785-8359
So, Can’t I Just “Dooce” Them? Doocing – terminating an employee for inappropriate, off-duty online communications related to employment. Heather Armstrong created a blog, www.dooce.com, where she posted gripes about her employer and made unflattering comments about her supervisors and co-workers. www.dooce.com Armstrong was terminated from her web design position for violating the company’s zero-tolerance policy regarding negativity.