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Social Media May Impact You As A Health Care Employer

June 13, 2012 | Comments Off on Social Media May Impact You As A Health Care Employer
Posted by Beth Christian

With the advent of social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, employers have had to confront issues arising from their employee’s use of these platforms both on and off the job.  Employers in the health care arena are not immune from these challenges.  Over at the Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla IP Biz Tech blog, our colleague, Melissa Skrocki, has outlined the key points of the court’s decision in Deborah Ehling v. Monmouth-Ocean Hospital Service Corporation, et al, 2012 WL 131926 (D.N.J. May 30, 2012).  The case involves an employee of MONOC, an emergency medical services provider, who filed suit against her employer, claiming that MONOC initiated retaliatory conduct against her after accessing her Facebook page.  While the court dismissed the plaintiff’s New Jersey Wiretap Act claims, the court rejected the defendant’s motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s violation of privacy claims.  More details about the Ehling case can be found here:


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