One in three employers checks up on what their staff write on social media networks and 10% do this regularly, according to legal aid group Arag on Monday.
‘Many people put all sorts of information in Facebook and Twitter and are often linked to their colleagues. Someone who reports in sick but is pictured on a photo at a party may get into trouble,’ Arag is quoted as saying in the Telegraaf.
‘Public information can be used as evidence in questions of unacceptable behaviour’, the legal advice group said.
Being negative about your company can also be a reason to be sacked. Recently a man was fired by household goods shop Blokker for describing his company in very negative terms on the internet, the Telegraaf pointed out.
Many companies are now working on codes of conduct for social media use, the organisation says.