'Sick' Worker Fired for Facebooking

Worker claims company spied on her

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 25, 2009 1:48 PM CDT

(Newser) – Hint to employees: If you say you're sick, don’t use Facebook. A Swiss woman was fired for doing just that, the BBC reports. She claimed her migraine prevented her from working on her computer and asked to lie in a darkened room—where she accessed Facebook through her iPhone. She asserted her innocence, and accused the company of creating a fake Facebook account to spy on her.

In this screen shot taken from Facebook, the Sears Facebook page is shown.   (AP Photo/Facebook)
Madisonville Mayor William Cox replies to question posted on his Facebook page with his iPhone Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009.   (AP Photo/ Daniel R. Patmore)
An employee at a Swiss insurance company was fired after using Facebook when she said she was too ill to work.   (Shutterstock)
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