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By Amie Remington, Esq. on Friday, April 06, 2018
Social media has saturated our daily lives in a variety of ways, including our working lives. As an employer, the question you may have is, what qualifies as the appropriate use of social media in the workplace?
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You may be rightfully concerned when an employee’s deteriorating health or apparent side effects of medications pose a potential safety hazard in the workplace. So what can you do?
An employee approaches the owner of a large retail store to inform her that he has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which will require time away from work for counseling. During the meeting, the owner doesn’t ask the employee if she can tell other staff members about this health condition nor does the employee specifically grant permission. Under these circumstances, can the owner share this information with others at work?