Sonya and other employees of TransGlobal Inc. maintain a password-protected social media page on which they post comments on work-related issues. The posts range from positive to negative, supporting the page’s purpose to “vent about work.” When TransGlobal learns of the page, the company intimidates Sonya into revealing the password, and after reviewing the posts, fires her and the other participants. Which federal law discussed in Chapter 9 most likely applies to this situation? Has this law been violated?
The federal law discussed in this situation is a part of Electronic communication Privacy Act and the law is Stored Communication Act.
This law is been violated here, as according to the law it is prohibited to access the stored electronic communication either intentionally for by unauthorized access, if violated it sets forth the civil and criminal sanctions. As TransGlobal employees maintained a password for their social media page which the employer tried to access by intimidating one of the employee and then firing all the participant in that social media page.
Therefore, employer must give back all the fired employees their jobs and allow them to retain their social media page also provide compensation and other damages.
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