Employees free to do as they please (Guest commentary)

U.K. employee disciplined for posting resumé on LinkedIn
By Brian Kreissl
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/26/2012

I’ve been following the case of John Flexman. He’s the British HR manager suing his former employer for constructive dismissal after it allegedly disciplined him for posting his resumé on LinkedIn, ticking a box stating he was interested in “career opportunities” and including confidential information about the company in his profile.

Flexman argues he did nothing wrong by clicking the career opportunities box and says several of his colleagues did the same, including the person in charge of the disciplinary proceedings against him.

He also argues the “confidential” information — including how he reduced the organization’s turnover rate — was publicly available in the company’s annual report.