Managers sending "friend" requests to staff via Facebook or Twitter constitute a growing and troublesome trend in the workplace, say employment lawyers. Online relations between boss and employee can trigger a host of legal claims, including harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination, as well as touch off cries of favoritism if the boss "friends" only a select few subordinates.
Lawyers Warn: Bosses Who 'Friend' Are Begging to Be Sued
The National Law Journal
October 23, 2009