Employee making online posts about employerDelicate balance between employee privacy and employer's right to protect its reputationBy Brian Kenny10/19/2011|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/20/2011 Question: If we’re unhappy with some of the things an employee is posting on Facebook and Twitter, what can we do? The employee identifies herself as working for our organization on both sites, though they are her personal accounts.Answer: There are several factors which come into play when an employer is trying to determine how to deal with the effects of an employee’s social networking activity on the workplace. These factors may include: Whether the employee is using the employer’s computer for the networking purposes, whether they are networking during work hours and whether the networking activity has a clear connection to a negative effect on the workplace. Before anything can be done about the activity, a discussion needs to take place about how the information about the postings was obtained. The context in this regard can be very important. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.