What You Post Online Can Get You Fired - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

What You Post Online Can Get You Fired

An Ohio waitress was fired for talking about a customer on Facebook, which has now started a debate.

Many are wondering if the firing was just.      

“It’s my page and my right to post whatever I want,” said Catina Fontenot.

“If I say something stupid enough to get me fired than that's on me,” said Richard Lopez.

While there are different views, an attorney said in Louisiana the general rule is you can indeed be fired for a Facebook post.

“In Louisiana, it's basically a hire at will state, which basically means an employer can decide to terminate you for really any reason that he or she sees fit,” said attorney Alyson Antoon.

Meaning those who use social media to vent are at risk.  

“Especially if you were to put something on Facebook that your boss didn't like or didn't agree with then yeah they could certainly terminate you for that reason,” said Antoon.

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