Employment Blog

Social Media and the Workplace: Takeaways from ‘Beagan’

By Christopher R. Blazejewski on July 20, 2017

The Rhode Island Supreme Court on June 19 issued its first decision discussing the burgeoning and unsettled topic of social media in the employment context.

In Beagan v. R.I. Department of Labor and Training, et al., the court ruled there was insufficient evidence that a former employee’s Facebook post complaining about his boss was connected to his work and thus could not form the basis for the denial of unemployment benefits under G.L. §28-44-18.

Click here to read the full article, originally published in Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly.

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