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Should an employee be fired for an 'out of hours' scandal?

Should an employee be fired for an 'out of hours' scandal?

With social media blurring the lines between personal and private, in the wake of the recent Charlottesville protest, a Twitter account attempted to reveal the identities of those who marched in favour of white nationalism.

The exposure lead to the firing of a man identified in the images. But, can an employee really be fired for something they did outside of work? According to Jon Hyman, Partner at Meyers Roman Friedberg and Lewis, there’s good legal precedence for firing an employee for disruptive behaviour, even if it was the off the clock.

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