By Mikal E. Belicove|For Entrepreneur.com|July 14, 2011
Employees will gripe about work; it’s inevitable. But as a business owner, it’s up to you to ensure that those grievances don’t go public.
Last June, the managers at a BMW franchise in Lake Bluff, Ill., fired one of the dealership’s salesmen because he says he posted photos and comments on his personal Facebook account that didn’t speak well of his dealership. As a result, that company is now facing a complaint from the National Labor Relations Board, which claims that the employee was terminated unlawfully. And unless the dealership settles, the case will be heard by an administrative law judge next week.
Employees are no doubt entitled to their own opinions and voice them as they may. But the line often becomes murky when an employee wants to bash the boss or mock a company’s decisions over social media.
To prevent similar Facebook faux pas, companies should…
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