Restaurants learn dark side of social networking

May 26, 2008
Nation’s Restaurant News

Carolyn Richmond was quoted in “Restaurants learn dark side of social networking,” which appeared in the May 26, 2008, edition of Nation’s Restaurant News.

The article discusses the problems that the virtual world – including blogs and interactive forums such as MySpace – bring to the workplace. The sites “ha[ve] made it easy for employees to share confidential data, make inappropriate comments about bosses, co-workers or companies, and even sexually harass colleagues.”

Says Richmond, “It’s just a host of land mines out there these days when we are dealing with e-communication in all of its forms…But one thing is for sure: An employee should expect to have zero expectation of privacy in the workplace because…most places give employers wide latitude to monitor e-mail, phone calls, even to include video surveillance.”

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