Gender activism, trolls and being fired for tweeting

One of the big stories online this last week involves objectionable jokes, a tweet, a blog post, a lot of trolls and a couple people being fired in the aftermath of it all. This is a cautionary story for a number of reasons. It has implications for gender activism, free expression and employment-related concerns we have been seeing percolating in various judicial and administrative fora for a couple years.

Employer appropriates an ex-employee’s LinkedIn account

An American executive unsuccessfully sought to have her LinkedIn profile restored to her after her former employer appropriated her profile when she left the company. According to Internet Cases:   After plaintiff was fired as an executive, her former employer (using the password known by another employee) took over plaintiffs LinkedIn account. It kept all of plaintiff’sContinue reading “Employer appropriates an ex-employee’s LinkedIn account”