“What happens online … doesn’t stay online.” —from Regulating Individual Expression On and Off the Job: “I Just Want to Be Me!”
So where does the fallout from off-kilter Internet behavior wind up exactly? In the courts, says Jim Paul, attorney at Ogletree Deakins, whose June webinar highlighted some truly jaw-dropping cases demonstrating how far employees will go to be themselves and call their own shots. Have you heard about the worker who simply farmed out his daily tasks to someone in China at a comically low pay rate, then kicked back and watched cat videos all day? How about the guy who got high one morning and went off to work in a parks system populated by grizzly bears, only to sue for workers’ comp benefits when he was attacked by one?
As employees blend the realms of work and private life thanks to technology, and come to feel more empowered to express their beliefs both in and out of the office thanks to more laws...(register to read more)