Monday, February 23, 2015

That is SO last week

It should come as no surprise that more and more employers are using social media to find candidates.  But have you thought about plaintiffs’ law firms using social media to find more plaintiffs? Last week, this use of social media got some attention.  The law firm representing plaintiffs in the class action involving unpaid interns at Gawker combed the social media site Reddit for more plaintiffs.  This sparked outrage from Gawker, whose attorneys wrote the court asking that plaintiffs be prohibited from repeatedly posting links on LinkedIn, Facebook, and using specific Twitter hashtags to draw attention to their lawsuit.  No word yet from the court, but given the omnipresence of social media, this sort of outreach and the controversy it will generate will no doubt become more common.
Posted by: Kate Bischoff