In today’s society, the personal off-duty conduct of an employee can be made public through social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and My Space. Some of this conduct may be unfavorable to an employee’s image when they are pictured smoking, drinking alcohol to excess, or making negative comments about their employer. An employee’s credit history is considered off-duty conduct as well. There are federal and state laws that protect employees from employers who make business decisions based on your legal off-duty conduct outside of the workplace.
Sidney L. Gold & Associates work with clients to defend their rights to keep their social and business activities disconnected. When an employer attempts to use an employee’s off-duty conduct in hiring decisions, or to demote, transfer, or terminate an employee, our Philadelphia employment lawyers are committed to your defense. The National Labor Relation Act will even offer protection in some cases where an employer unlawfully retaliates against an employee who speaks unfavorably about the employer outside of the workplace.