Jaime S. Tuite, a shareholder in Buchanan's Labor & Employment section, offers thoughts on why employers should have social media policies to ensure their employees' social media activities don't put them in a bad light. The Pittsburgh Business Times article focuses on the issue after a Pittsburgh TV anchor was fired for her Facebook post that was perceived as racially insensitive in the aftermath of a shooting.
“What employees do in the public eye that impacts their employers negatively is a big issue,” said Jaime S. Tuite, a shareholder at Pittsburgh-based Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney whose practice includes helping businesses resolve employee issues. “So a lot of employers take the position that it makes sense to have very simple social media policies.”
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