French Court Says an Employer Can Use a Facebook Post to Dismiss an Employee
On September 30, 2020, the French Court of Cassation ruled in favor of an employer that dismissed an employee because of the contents of a Facebook post.
The employee in this case posted a photograph of a new clothing collection of the employer on a personal Facebook account. Posting the photograph was in breach of the employee’s confidentiality obligations under the employment contract. The employer subsequently dismissed the employee for gross misconduct.