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I think employees should be protected from retaliation by an employer if and when that employee posts about the employer on Facebook. It's one thing if the employee is lying, but if they are telling the truth, the employer shouldn't be able to fire them.

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If you're working for a company, you represent them. Why should they keep you hired if you're bad-mouthing them on a platform like Facebook?

amiwhites avatar amiwhite Disagree +1Reply
@amiwhite If you're working for a company, you represent them. Why should they keep you hired if you're bad-mouthing them on...

Because it gives the employer incentive to provide quality service. If you can fire people for criticizing you, then why should you care how you run your company and treat employees? If they're free to bad-mouth you for stuff you did, then you'd be more apt to be a better employer.

@Mike_Hawk Because it gives the employer incentive to provide quality service. If you can fire people for criticizing you...

Employers are not hiring you to give them motivation to be a better employer or business. You're being hired to work for them, and when you work for someone, you represent them. If you want to bad-mouth them publicly, then quit your job, and then you can do it. Note there is a difference between valid criticism and bad-mouthing. If your company treats you badly, takes away your benefits, or does not pay employees properly, for example, it's ok to hold a demonstration or protest or whatever. Some employees have spoken out against Walmart, for example. But there is a difference between a valid objection and bad-mouthing.

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@Mike_Hawk Because it gives the employer incentive to provide quality service. If you can fire people for criticizing you...

If there were something to criticize the employer for that reflected their service, then wouldn't the customers be able to convey the criticism?

And what if the employee isn't providing actual criticism, but simply talking badly about the company that isn't lying, just very opinionated and that makes the company lose many customers?

Lol, someone just got fired.

tea_s avatar tea_ Disagree 0Reply

If they're allowed to fire you for posting about their policy on Facebook, it opens the door to many other questions. Should an employer be allowed to fire you because of your political beliefs?

It has to depend though. If you're talking about how the policies are affecting all who work at the company, then that should not be the basis for termination. If it goes into the personal life of the employer, that would be a more complicated issue.

That's completely stupid.

  • Activitsion employee's pay is lowered by 10% *
  • Goes on Facebook and posts about how shitty MW4 is gonna be and how no one should buy it. *
YeahIAms avatar YeahIAm Disagree -1Reply
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