The employee signed an agreement not to say anything negative about the company. He posted an angry blog entry that was critical of his manager whilst not naming him. The employee stated that the post was only intended for his family and friends. The employee stated that he felt “violated” when he found out the company had read his blog.
The article mentions that companies use monitoring services regularly as a way to monitor the
What’s interesting here is that the employee apparently confused his blog as a private space when, in fact, the very nature of blogs is that they are usually intensely public.
The article concludes by suggesting that the challenge facing both employers and employees is to find the line between what is acceptable free speech and potentially harmful content to the employer.
Written by Jason Koulouras
Published September 04, 2004