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Re: "Publishing and Linking": roles of intermediaries

From: ashok malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2012 06:48:40 -0700
Message-ID: <4FF449B8.7020206@oracle.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org
In the US employment contracts are strongly biased towards the employer.
You can be fired for any reason - except for racial or sexual discrimination.
Moreover, many employer contracts have anti-defamation clauses such as
the quote from the boss: “Freedom Communications, Inc.’s Associate Handbook/Confidentiality and Proprietary Rights policy prohibits you from posting disparaging or defamatory … statements about the company or its business interests, but you should also avoid social media communications that might be misconstrued in a way that could damage the company’s goodwill and business reputation, even indirectly.”
So, I would argue that the company is entirely within its right to put the employee on leave or even fire him.
All the best, Ashok

On 7/3/2012 10:03 AM, Larry Masinter wrote:
> http://mashable.com/2012/06/14/reporter-remove-facebook-post/
> "Reporter put on leave after refusing to remove facebook post"
> "After reporter Barrett Tryon posted a link to an article on his personal Facebook Timeline, his boss told him it violated the company’s social media policy."
> The argument the reporter made was that he had merely provided a link to an article.
> So the "jurisdiction" in this case was an employer/employee agreement.
> Do you think this is in scope and another "use case"?
Received on Wednesday, 4 July 2012 13:47:19 UTC

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