Thursday, September 08, 2005

Losing your job over your blog...

After that Google guy who got fired, here's another case of someone losing their job because of what they blogged about.


In a way I can see both points. I can see the company not wanting confidential information leaking out or negative criticism of their employees being discussed publicly.


On the other hand, if this person really did not give out any information that compromised company secrets they should be able to sue to get their job back or at least compensation enough that they won't need their job. If they did not compromise company information in any way then they should be able to file a lawsuit alleging discrimination for views expressed on an open forum ... isn't that First Amendment or something ..?

3 Comments:

Blogger katiescarlet said...

I think that on a blog, which is essentially a place for venting, sharing great news, or ideas, you should be allowed to talk about issues w/ your job. That said, your story link scared me enough that I promptly went to my blog and deleted a whole chunk I wrote about my work!!

7:11 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Yeah, dooce.com is great. She has a lot of funny and tender insights, even if she does use language that isn't quite "work safe"---if you know what I mean.

She's quite the celeb too. If you look in wikipedia under dooced, it's become a term for someone loosing their job because of their blog. They were "dooced".

4:07 PM  
Blogger BloggingSheHobbit said...

Here's more: http://www.freep.com/features/living/blog8e_20050808.htm

"Learn your company's policy regarding blogs. Many companies sanction blogs but others consider using them a firing offense. If you are interviewing for jobs, some companies won't hire you if you maintain a blog."

7:44 PM  

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