Social Media Liability

A second London Olympic athlete was expelled for posting a racist comment on Twitter (a social networking website).  The first athlete, a Greek triple-jumper, was also prevented from competing in the games as a result of a post she made on Twitter.  These instances highlight the fact that social media is simply another outlet for discrimination or harassment and should be treated carefully.  InsurePhysicians.com encourages clients to review their own social media policies and purchase employment practices liability insurance for this risk.