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The Second Edition of Case Studies in Organizational Communication: Ethical Perspectives and Practices, by Dr. Steve May, integrates ethical theory and practice to help strengthen readers’ awareness, judgment, and action in organizations by exploring ethical dilemmas in a diverse range of well-known business cases.

Fired Over Facebook: Issues of Employee Monitoring and Personal Privacy on Social Media Websites
Fired over facebook: Issues of employee monitoring and personal privacy on social media websites
Loril M.Gossett

This case explores the ways in which employers monitor employees’ behavior inside and outside of the workplace as we increasingly use social media to communicate with others. The surveillance of social media use raises interesting questions related to the desire for organizations to retain their reputation and image and the need for employees to maintain some degree of privacy. As such, the case considers the ways in which organizational duties may conflict with personal rights.

This case examines organizational surveillance practices and their impact on employee communication (e.g., ability to engage in dissent, opportunities for collective resistance). The ...

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