Social media has become a key part of our modern lifestyle. Some people cannot go a day without posting something on their Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. And while you are probably aware of the fact that social media users are more prone to depression and low self-esteem, you have one more reason to quit social media (at least temporarily) if you are in the middle of a court battle, especially involving wrongful termination.
“Wait, what? What does my Instagram account has to do with my wrongful termination lawsuit?” you are probably thinking right now. But let’s hear our California wrongful termination attorneys out.
After you file a wrongful termination lawsuit, it is not uncommon for your former employer or his/her lawyer to look you up on such social media platforms as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and even LinkedIn.
And it makes sense why employers who are looking for any piece of evidence against their former employees do this. You might be surprised how many times fired workers in Los Angeles and all across California have ruined their wrongful termination cases just because they posted something that discredited the validity of their claim on their social media accounts.
There are many examples of how selfies, photos, private and public messages, posts, comments, statuses and other elements of your social media presence could ruin your wrongful termination case. Let’s review some of the most common examples.
While there is no legal way to prevent your employer or his/her lawyer from snooping around your social media accounts, as they have a legitimate right to use the information collected from your social media activity as part of their defense in court, our Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney advises clients to deactivate their social media accounts until their case has been finalized.
If deactivating your social media accounts sounds too extreme, your best option would be to refrain from posting anything on your social media accounts and avoid logging into your accounts altogether. If you are about to file a wrongful termination lawsuit against your employer or are in the middle of court battle, follow these tips:
If you have been fired for an illegal reason, consider hiring a wrongful termination attorney to file a lawsuit. Contact The Kaufman Law Firm to get a free consultation about your case. All our offices at 818-990-1999 or send us an email.