Federal Court Allows Plaintiff’s Stored Communications Act to Proceed Highlighting Role of Social Media in the Workplace, by Randy Enochs, Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog
A federal district court in Northern Illinois, in a rather interesting case given the widespread use of Facebook and Twitter in the workplace by employees who are looking to advance both their careers with an employer as well as market themselves better, has denied an employer’s motion for summary judgment on the plaintiff’s Stored Communication Act (SCA) claim. The case is super fact-specific and may not apply in every case, but highlights an important message to employers in the social media arena, which continues to present new and interesting issues every year. . . .