In a recent post, we asked the question, "Are employer social media policies going too far?" The National Labor Relations Board seemed to think so. In fact, the NLRB said that many of the employer policies go too far in restricting employee use of social media websites.
Yet another employee has suffered termination because of social media use. Last year alone, 42 percent of employers reported taking disciplinary action against employees for social media use. That number nearly doubled from only two years prior, in 2009. Around four out of 10 businesses reported that they view social media use as an issue and have created social media policies that regulate use by employees both in and out of the office.