An employee's contract can be terminated for a number of reasons, such as failure to abide by the company's polices and other infractions that can escalate if a worker continues to commit the same mistakes over and over again. Here in Franklin, Ohio, employees understand that it is their responsibility to follow what is written in their contracts or risk losing their jobs. However, in some cases, employees are terminated even though what they did may have seemed minor or nothing at all. Such cases are often considered wrongful termination and employers can be held liable if it can be proven that they terminated an employee due to discrimination or some other unlawful factor.
In Findlay, Ohio, an employee's contract was terminated after she posted a message on Facebook, stating that customers who can afford to spend $50 in a restaurant should be able to tip generously. Based on a report, the terminated worker was a waitress at a Texas Roadhouse restaurant. Last Friday night, the employee posted the message on Facebook without knowing that one of her Facebook friends was also one of her customers that night. That customer took a screen shot of the message and showed the post to the woman's managers. According to restaurant management, it is strictly forbidden for the restaurant's employees to mention the restaurant's name and post derogatory messages on social networking websites. According to reports, the waitress who was terminated did not mention the restaurant's name in the Facebook post.