Posting about a new job on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn may constitute a breach of a nonsolicitation agreement, Gunster attorney Keith Sonderling tells The Wall Street Journal. Nonsolicitation agreements are used to prevent former employees who go to work for a competitor from recruiting former co-workers.
In the August 2 Wall Street Journal article, writer Jonnelle Marte notes that status updates, title changes or friend requests may cause a former employer to take action.
And when a person’s social network consists primarily of former colleagues, Sonderling adds, employers may have a stronger case that a nonsolicitation agreement has been breached.
Sonderling also recently spoke to thelaw.tv on the topic (or watch the video on the thelaw.tv website: