In another example of social media exposing an employee’s lack of judgment, the Washington Post reports that an Indiana assistant attorney general was discharged for tweeting that police should "use live ammunition" when clearing protesters outside the Wisconsin state capital.
Social media doesn’t cause employee lapses in judgment; it merely exposes them. Perhaps the best Social Media policy is the simplest: "Use good judgment."
Molly DiBianca identifies other examples of discipline at the The Delaware Employment Law Blog:
Employee’s Fake Jury-Duty Leave Busted via Facebook
District Attorney’s Sexting Is a Lesson for Employers
Use Twitter, Get Fired (Discussing the Philadelphia Eagles’ Employee terminated for his tweet)