An update on Larry Johnson:  He’s found refuge with the team of last resort, the Cincinnati Bengals. 

A good question was raised in response to the Larry Johnson post last week:

Would incidents like this be reduced if companies had a social media policy in place and provided guidance on acceptable use? It’s seems as though having a policy that’s made available and signed by employees could make it easier to terminate employees that cause harm via social media.

Most companies have some type of policy that cover internet use which is usually applicable to social media.  They range, as we have discussed, from some that outright prohibit social media use to those that actively encourage social media use.  It depends on the business.  As suggested, having a policy in place that an employer can point to  makes legal scrutiny of a termination much easier to defend.