Adam S. Forman, Member of the firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Detroit and Chicago offices, was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, in “Using Harvey for Political Tweets Could Get You Fired,” by Madison Alder.

Following is an excerpt:

Some people are using Hurricane Harvey as a platform for political discussion on social media—and it could jeopardize their employment. …

Employers could see more of these types of issues surrounding political expression on social media, but they should be cautious in making swift decisions.

“I don’t think the remedy is any different because of the hurricane than it has been since social media made its way into this country,” Adam Forman, an attorney with Epstein Becker Green, told Bloomberg BNAAug. 30. Forman is part of the firm’s employment, labor, and workforce management practice and is a member of Bloomberg Law’sLabor and Employment Technology and Innovation Board.

He said employers should handle these scenarios on a case-by-case basis and consult with an expert “who is fluent in this area” before they take action.

“The case law in the area—even though it’s starting to mature a bit—is evolving,” he said.

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