The continuing growth of social media has created an array of pitfalls and challenges for employers, including community associations. Hiring decisions have been complicated because of publicly available information on social media, employees are using social media platforms to publicly air workplace grievances and complaints, and pictures and other information posted make an employee’s conduct outside the job only a click away for managers and colleagues in the workplace. These are just a few examples of the many issues, created by social media, that employers are dealing and coming to grips with on a daily basis. A misstep by employers in dealing with the array issues created by social media could lead to lawsuits, fines and other legal exposure.
We'll cover many of these issue in this episode of CAI's podcast. Our guest is Greg Hanscom, Esq., an associate in the Philadelphia office of attorneys Fisher & Phillips. Greg’s practice is devoted to representing employers in a wide array of litigation and non-litigation matters and focuses, in part, on discrimination claims brought under various federal, state and local statutes including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, and the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance. For more information, email Greg or visit their website at this link.