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On Oct. 27, 2010, the National Labor Relations Board issued an unfair labor practice complaint alleging that a company illegally fired an employee for posting negative comments about her supervisor on the social networking site Facebook. See Am. Med. Response of Conn., NLRB Reg. 34, No. 34-CA-12576 (Oct. 27, 2010). This action highlights the many risks employers face in accessing and using information obtained from various online sites when making employment decisions.

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