Coffee Club: Should Employers Monitor Employees' Facebook Posts?

Coffee Club: Should Employers Monitor Employees' Facebook Posts?

We're talking about Facebook activity. Do you think people should face consequences, like the loss of a job or other disciplinary action, for the posts they share online?
A U.S. court has ruled that "likes" on Facebook are protected as free speech under the Constitution.

The case came about when employees at the Hampton Sheriff's Office in Virginia lost their jobs after expressing support for their boss' opponent by "liking" the opponents Facebook page.

Facebook and the American Civil Liberties Union became involved, both filed "friend of the Court" briefs for the case.

The decision reverses an earlier ruling that said "likes" were just button presses.

Do you think employers should monitor their employees' online posts and "likes"?

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