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Your Opinions Are Not Your Employer’s

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In your capacity as a Human Resources professional, you must be careful of everything you say and write.  Opinions uttered or printed in personal correspondence can be misconstrued as official business if your title or the company's name is associated with them.  E-mails can be especially troublesome because a message that is sent to one person can be forwarded to a much larger audience in an instant.

In one particular case, a Human Resources employee at a public university sent an e-mail to a colleague that contained four documents she had obtained from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which purported to portray likely results of salary restructuring initiatives and reflected the NAACP's opposition to pending legislation that was supported by the university.  Of the four documents, only one contained a cover page stating that it was prepared by the local chapter of the NAA...(register to read more)

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