Social media use at work raises employment discrimination concerns

Experts say social media use at the office may involve EEOC laws

Social media is everywhere. It’s at home, at the gym, at the grocery store, at school, and even at work. The use of social media has become so pervasive in today's workplace that it is even having an impact on the enforcement of federal laws.

A meeting was recently held with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Washington DC about this very topic. The meeting helped the EEOC understand exactly how social media is being used in the office and what impact it may have on the laws enforced and on the mission to fix discriminatory practices in the workplace.

Contributing Author

author image

Amanda Ciccatelli

Amanda G. Ciccatelli is a Contributing Writer for InsideCounsel, where she covers the patent litigation space. Amanda earned a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from...

Bio and more articles

Join the Conversation

Advertisement. Closing in 15 seconds.