Megan Ruwe Provides Insight on Facebook Firing in the Charlotte Observer
Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., employment law attorney Megan M. Ruwe
was quoted in a recent article in the Charlotte Observer
, providing insight on how social networks are effecting the workplace. The article, “Facebook post costs waitress her job,” outlines how a young woman was fired from her waitressing job for posting a comment on her Facebook page about a customer who left her a five dollar tip. “[This situation is] not very different than an employee standing on a corner and holding a sign or screaming it. It’s public, and it’s out there for the world to see. Individuals can forget that it is a very public forum,” Megan said (qtd. in Frazier).
About Megan M. Ruwe
Megan has experience representing and counseling employers regarding various aspects of federal and state employment laws. She has also represented employers in proceedings concerning these matters in federal and state courts. Megan frequently speaks and writes about social media and what it means for employers and employees, and uses her insights to conduct trainings for employers regarding these issues and other risks to employers associated with employee use of technology in the workplace.
Frazier, Eric. “Facebook post costs waitress her job.” Charlotte Observer. 17 May 2010.