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The Twitter Job Search Guide by Susan Britton Whitcomb, Chandlee Bryan, Deb Dib

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CHAPTER 16

TWEETER BEWARE: STAYINGOUT OF LEGAL HOT WATER

“Twitter fans, listen up: Your ‘tweets’ could land you or your employer in legal hot water.”

—Tresa Baldas, staff reporter, the National Law Journal (law.com)

The use of Twitter and other social media platforms opens a legal Pandora’s box for employers, employees, and the general job-seeking public. Questions such as the following arise:

  • Can a company sue for slander if you send out a negative tweet about its products or services?
  • Can an HR director lose her job for recommending an employee on LinkedIn?
  • Can you lose a job offer or your current job if you tweet about it?

The answer to all of these questions is a resounding yes!

We know you don’t want to lose a job offer or put your current ...

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