Retailer Social Media Policy: Crisp v. Apple Retail
02.13.12 | Permalink
Samuel Crisp, a former Apple employee, was terminated after posting negative comments about Apple on his private Facebook account. A friend, and co-worker, reported the comments to managers who fired Crisp for violating Apple's Social Media Policy for employees. Crisp challenged the termination to the employment tribunal in Bury St. Edmunds (United Kingdom), but the tribunal upheld Apple’s decision. Although the tribunal’s decision has not been made available to the public, the case has shed a new light on employers protecting their online image. Important to the decision to uphold Apple’s termination of its employee was Apple’s clear social media policy.
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