Illinois Facebook Bill Causes Problems For Management Side Attorneys

As of January 1, 2013, it will be unlawful for an employer to demand that an employee turn over social network passwords or to demand access to their accounts.  Known as the "Facebook bill," employment attorneys who represent companies are complaining that it will hinder their ability to monitor claims of sexual harassment or otherwise defend wrongful termination or discrimination claims.  Before an aggrieved employee can call out their employer on the issue, the employee will have to contact the Department of Labor.  We would expect that prosecution of employers for violations will be very slow.
Categories: Employment Law