July 6, 2005 | By Donna Wentworth

You, Your Boss, and Your Blog

Read EFF's Legal Guide for Bloggers Whenever there's talk about blogging horror stories, inevitably the conversation turns to people getting fired for blogging. What kinds of things can your boss fire you for? Aren't there laws to protect you for whistle-blogging about the rotten things your company is doing to the environment? If you use your work computer to blog, does your employer have the right to monitor you? What about if you're working from home, using your own laptop?

EFF has just added a new labor law section to our Legal Guide for Bloggers that's aimed at helping you sort out these questions. While the guide can't and doesn't substitute for the legal advice you need if you're in trouble, it should give you a better grasp of what your rights are under employment law.

And of course, if your curiosity isn't slaked, you're also invited to our next BayFF gathering on July 19th, where we'll kick off EFF's 15th anniversary celebrations with a panel dicussion on bloggers' rights -- leaving plenty of time for your questions.


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