Social Media Post Violates Employment Discrimination Settlement

Posting comments on a social media site may violate employment discrimination settlement. Recently, someone settled an employment discrimination suit for lots of money. As is often the case, the settlement was confidential. Although the employee kept quiet, he told his family about the settlement, and his daughter posted about the money on her Facebook page. A court found that this violated the terms of the settlement, and the employee receive NO money. Beware. Being silent means not posting on social media. Remind your clients that social media posting may apply to their families. In this case, the court found that the employee had clearly violated the confidentiality provisions since he had told his daughter about the settlement. The case is Gulliver Schools Inc. v Patrick Snay, and can be found at: http://www.3dca.flcourts.org/Opinions/3D13-1952.rh.pdf

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