Crossing the line with off-duty online postsPosts employees make online can potentially drag the employer into their affairs and warrant discipline or dismissalBy Adrian Jackibchuk and Matthew Badrov03/20/2013|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 03/20/2013 Status update: You’re in troubleIt’s difficult to avoid social media and online interaction. Many employees check their personal emails and do some Internet surfing at work. Employers can regulate this with clear policies that set limits to the time and resources employees use so the employer isn’t negatively affected.However, sometimes the online activities of employees after hours can affect the employer as well. If an employee posts a comment or blog online that some people find offensive or affects other employees, and they can be identified as an employee of the company, there can be negative consequences to the employer’s reputation and workplace. What can the employer do in such circumstances? 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.