Friday, December 17, 2010

Private Investigator News: Do’s and Don’t’s of Monitoring the Activities Of Employees on Social Networking Sites

"Fifty three percent of the employees surveyed believe that an employee’s social networking page is not their employer’s business, and nearly one-third said they never consider what their boss would think before posting material online.

Social media content is also becoming a new source of evidence in employment cases. Employers view such material as a unique way to identify false statements employees make in these cases. Employees, however, often view their employer’s interest in such content as an invasion of their privacy.

These divergent viewpoints are creating new tensions in the workplace and new issues for the courts to address."

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