Whoever you are on Facebook is whoever you are

I won’t bore you with all the details of this recent social media case (that’s what the source article is for), but here’s a brief synopsis of the case in question:

  1. A female sued her employer for “emotional pain and suffering,” claiming she was a victim of breast-centric sexual assault and harassment.
  2. The employer’s attorneys came upon the employee’s mostly private Facebook page and found some risqué public posts.
  3. The employer’s lawyers then argued these posts paint a picture of an employee not easily shaken up by sexual comments, and that the defense should be allowed to view her private Facebook content and submit it as evidence in the case.
  4. The court allowed it, saying, “there is no dispute that social media information may be a source of relevant information that is discoverable.”

That definitely bears repeating: “There is no dispute that social media information may be a source of relevant information that is discoverable.”

Click here to read more about this sure-to-be-cited-in-the-future case.

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