Disparaging online posts warrant terminations

Two workers were suspended and one was fired after they continued to post disparaging and belittling comments on Facebook about their supervisor and their employer after they were told to stop.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/18/2013

Two workers were suspended and one was fired after they continued to post disparaging and belittling comments on Facebook about their supervisor and their employer after they were told to stop.

Beginning in June 2003, three technicians employed by Bell Technical Solutions (BTS) began to use the web-based, social networking site “Facebook” to voice gripes about their mutual supervisor and their employer.

The three men were linked as “friends” through Facebook. There were also indirect links between the technicians and their supervisor, Mr. B.