How Social Media Can Hurt Your Employment Discrimination Case

by | Jun 19, 2017 | Employment Law | 0 comments

Michigan employment attorneys can help you ensure the Internet doesn’t torpedo your employment case before it starts.  If you plan to pursue a discrimination case against your employer, we can help you present yourself and your case in the best light possible. The Internet can present a host of problems. You may not realize it, but things you posted on Facebook, twitter, or anywhere else can come back to haunt you.

Michigan Employment Attorneys on Statements and Comments
Even casual statements or comments posted online can hurt you. When building your employment law case, Michigan employment attorneys will rely heavily on your version of events. If you’ve posted an offhand comment or tweeted anything that contradicts your claim, your Michigan employment attorneys need to know about it. If you have ever made an off color joke or said something racist, it could affect your case. You may have meant it as a joke, but you can be sure the defense attorneys will investigate your online activity and use it against you.

Michigan Employment Attorneys on Use of Photographs
Michigan employment attorneys know that how you’re perceived will greatly impact your chances of succeeding in court. Derogatory statements are bad enough, but compromising photos can sink your case. Even if irrelevant to a sexual harassment or another discrimination case, we know that juries are less likely to rule for people they don’t like. A rule of thumb, don’t post pictures you wouldn’t want your parents or employers to see.

Clean Up Your Online Information
For the pendency of your lawsuit, your Michigan employment lawyers will likely counsel you to remove questionable comments or photos. You may need to deactivate Facebook, twitter or any other social media sites you use. While it’s a hard habit to break, your Michigan employment lawyers can counsel you about the benefits to your case.

If You Need Legal Assistance or Questions Answered
For more information about pursuing your lawsuit or how social media could negatively impact your employment case, contact Michigan employment lawyers at the Law Offices of Christopher Trainor & Associates. Call 800-961-8477 now.

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