Home » Uncategorized » Tennessee Now Prohibits Employers from Accessing Social Media Accounts of Employees

Tennessee Now Prohibits Employers from Accessing Social Media Accounts of Employees

Follow LawandSocialMedia on WordPress.com

Tennessee

Tennessee Now Prohibits Employers from Accessing Social Media Accounts of Employees

As of January 1st, 2015, TN became the latest state to prohibit employers from requiring employees or job applicants to grant access to their private social media accounts, which includes requiring individuals to “friend” employers.  Also, employers can’t take adverse action against employees for failing to reveal such information. Of course, employers are still free to view any public portions of an employee’s social media account. Violations of this law allow both the aggrieved employee and the state attorney general to take civil action against the employer.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: