'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.
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.
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.
An employee at a Swiss insurance company was fired after using Facebook when she said she was too ill to work.   (Shutterstock)
« Prev« Prev | Next »Next » Slideshow
To report an error on this story, notify our editors.

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   HitFix   |   PopSugar Tech   |   RealClear   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   CollegeHumor   |   Barstool Sports   |   OK!