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Many times — most recently last Friday — I’ve discussed instances in which the 24/7 world of social media has cost individuals their jobs.

But, here’s a little twist. Earlier this month, a Pennsylvania federal court ruled here that a plaintiff’s Facebook page called “Yo know yo ass is from the da hood,” could be used by a defendant-employer to impeach an African-American employee’s claims of race discrimination and retaliation at work.

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Number 1: Eric often resorts to click-bait headlines, especially when his wife’s only post on this blog receives lots of hits and reader accolades. And, Eric’s only accolades sound something like, “Oh, in real life you’re not as short as I thought you’d be.”

Ok, that doesn’t count as a revelation.

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Pappers.jpgThe list of employees who have lost their jobs because of social media mistakes, well, it’s long. I’ll get you started here and here and here.

Whether it’s on or off the clock, being outspoken — to put it mildly — on social media, doesn’t end well often. But, most social media missteps that I read and blog about involve conscious decisions by employee to do dumb stuff on social media.

Except…

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