Employers, employees at odds over social networking freedoms

At stake are privacy, whistle-blower and other labor laws

BY PAULA BURKES pburkes@opubco.com

Published: April 24, 2011

A Connecticut ambulance service recently fired an employee who ranted on Facebook that her supervisor, among other things, was a “scumbag” and an implied psychotic.
What would appear a clear-cut termination resulted in a lawsuit by the employee’s union in which the parties recently settled, Crowe & Dunlevy attorney Courtney Warmington told 120 attendees at a health care conference her firm hosted Tuesday at the Hilton-Skirvin Hotel.
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