Tell KCUR: Should Your Boss Be Able to Fire You For What You Tweet?

Jan 21, 2014

Should your boss be able to fire you for what you tweet? Tweet us your answer with the #TellKCUR hashtag.
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 As the debate surrounding social media and the workplace comes to a head, we’re wondering what you think of a chilling policy out of the Kansas Board of Regents that’s receiving national attention.

Last week, the board rejected a university faculty request to delay the policy, which gives schools the ability to suspend or fire any faculty or staff for using social media for “improper” comments that are “contrary to the best interest of the university.”  

The policy followed the September suspension of David Guth, a University of Kansas associate professor, who lashed out at the National Rifle Association in a tweet after the Washington Navy Yard shootings.

We want to know where you think the line should be drawn between what you say on social media and your employment status.

Tell KCUR: Should your boss be able to fire you for what you tweet? Why or why not?

Leave us a voicemail at 816-235-2881. Tweet us @kcur  with the #TellKCUR hashtag  or go to our Facebook page and leave your answer in a comment.  

Tell KCUR is part of a new initiative to engage the community and shine a light on your experiences and opinions. We’ll ask a new question every week and then share your feedback on the air and online.