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Do employees have the right to use social media to make negative statements about their employers online?

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Employees do not have the right to use social media to make negative statements about their employers online. Although we do have freedom of speech in this country, there are major problems with employees using social media to talk negatively about their employers. Every employee is considered to be a representative of the company they work for, no matter what position they hold. Of course, the higher the position, the more this is probably true, but even for entry-level positions, from a professional and ethical standpoint, you represent your company. When you interact online, even if you do so ...

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The solution provides a detailed discussion with several additional resources examining if employees have the right to use social media to make negative statements about their employers online. This solution is written based on 25+ years of professional experience in the business industry.

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