Media Mentions

Gerald Maatman Quoted in The Wall Street Journal
"Your Posts Can Be Used Against You"

03/19/2012

Seyfarth Shaw Labor & Employment Partner Gerald Maatman was quoted in The Wall Street Journal on March 11. The article discussed how employees should be discreet on social media platforms and should pay attention as company policies continue to change. The writer notes that there should not be an expectation of privacy, especially when in the workplace and using company equipment, and this applies to all levels of workers at a company.

While Jerry said, "Most employers aren't in the business of policing electronic communications unless there is a cause, a legitimate reason to search someone's email," according to a recent report referenced several times throughout the article, it is also likely that a coworker may be the one to notify a supervisor about another employee's questionable postings.

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