150 U.K. Police Officers Disciplined For Inappropriate Facebook Posts

Claire Gordon
UK police officers fired Facebook
UK police officers fired Facebook

It seems every week another employee gets fired or disciplined for posting an inappropriate something on Facebook. Some jobholders are particularly vulnerable, like teachers, who can get in trouble for uploading photos of themselves drinking, for example, or posting vaguely homicidal remarks about their students. Police officers also face censure more than most. In the United Kingdom, at least 150 police officers have been disciplined for crude Facebook posts over the last four years.