Fired Over Facebook Post of Bikini Clad Women

 

By Posted 23 Sep 2010, 08:43

We have found that time and time again Facebook users have been posting stuff on their profile page that end up getting them fired. Back in August we listed 13 different reasons why people were fired from their jobs for stuff that they put on the social networking site, but a police officer showing bikini clad women on the hood of his patrol car has to be the best.

However, it seems that one of the women in the photo could also lose her job over the photo. The individual was taking part in a bikini car wash fundraiser, called ‘Tits n Tats.’ According to CBS News she is a deputy for the Berkeley County sheriff.

The case has since being handed over to the sheriff’s office to see if she has broken any law by taking part in the fundraiser. However, according to the tattoo studio owner who organized the event, he said that he had did nothing wrong, he also added, “There was nothing illegal.”

As Facebook keeps growing the more people will do stupid things, many of you will think that posting images as well as saying things on your profile is all harmless fun, but there are always consequences. There are those who believe that you should not lose your job for posting things on Facebook, what do you think?

  • Anon

    One of those women is a deputy? Ok, now I want to be arrested!!!

  • meyo

    I don't see how someone could be fired for such a tiny picture. Don't you have a larger version? :D

  • That guy remember??

    i know right! haha

  • Juno

    I've never been fired for facebook and personally I don't care for facebook at all. But I think people have a right to freedom of speech and freedom of press (freedom to publish or photograph what they like as long as its not illegal). I thought this was America! Not Saudi Arabia, where the slightest sexual thing is offensive. I mean even if its its not sexual but slightly offensive to the employer can decide they don't hire you even if you're qualified for a job or they fire you. And everyone has their own idea of what's offensive, so who is safe?!!! And all that bs about customers being affected or offended is just that, bs. What customers are really googling employees especially less significant employees?! None of them are! It's just another form of control and the real faces of the companies (CEO, CFO, board of directors) drink, do drugs, and hire escorts but the companies and their big corporate attorneys protect them. And they post pictures of their themsevles drinking at their rich snotty country clubs with attractive young women. But the little people like us, get screwed and are called unprofessional. Give me a break!

  • Juno

    The fact that businesses and employers can dictate what we can do in our personal lives is unconstitutional. Employers have way too much power today and way too much power over the people. As long as you do your job and don't violate company policy while you were on the clock, you should be able to live your life. Americans have forgotten what America is about and we are letting ourselves be OWNED by employers and businesses. People can say "don't post things on facebook" but it' s your constitutional right as long as it's within the guidelines of the law. And employers have no right to tell you what to do with your time. We have a right to maintain a livelihood and have a personal life regardless of what people think. Now I know why unemployment is so high. I guess it's not enough to have to pass a psychological test, integrity test, drug test, background check, credit check, references and interview. But they want to control our personal lives too. When does it end?!