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Posting on social media is still not a good idea even if you cannot get fired.

An interesting article was posted on Mashable.com regarding social media and getting fired. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has said a Chipotle employee could not be terminated for tweeting negative comments about his job. He was apparently disgruntled about low wages.

We are fascinated by this article as social media has really changed the employment landscape. Some employers have even demanded open access to various accounts like Twitter and Facebook.

Social media has become a big deal in workers’ compensation. Many of our clients have taken to the Internet in frustration. Unfortunately, we have seen insurance companies make snap decisions over status updates and pictures. Here is another warning about posting on the Internet.

Activity checks

Insurance companies routinely use private investigations to perform activity checks. This includes video surveillance and a complete review of social media. Even innocent online posts can be taken out-of-context and used against you in court.

We tell our clients to deactivate their social media accounts. Just changing security settings might not be enough. Facebook allows friends of friends to view posts. What is stopping a private investigator from sending a friend request to an acquaintance and using that access to view your “private” data?

Wrongful termination

Michigan law protects employees who seek workers’ compensation benefits. It is illegal to fire a person for making a claim. Unfair performance reviews, harassment, changes to job duties, demotion, salary reduction, negative references, and unwarranted disciplinary action is also prohibited.

Proving a wrongful termination case is sometimes challenging. We tell our clients to document everything. Contact an experienced attorney if you are a victim of retaliation.

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation today.

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Jeffrey E. Kaufman has extensive experience in workers compensation cases and has recovered millions of dollars in benefits for his clients. He believes all injured workers deserve to be on equal footing with insurance companies and employers, and fights tenaciously so their rights are secured and protected.


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