A Walmart employee was fired this week for anonymously posting confidential information about a new company initiative to Reddit.
Now some Walmart employees are fearful that the company is spying on their social media activity. “A lot of people are scared,” one employee told Business Insider.
The firing has also sparked calls for unionization. “There has been an explosion of really overzealous people that I think are going to try to push to get unionized,” said a grocery department worker at a Walmart store on the East Coast.
Walmart said it supports employees’ rights to share their opinions and give feedback, but takes seriously any sharing of confidential information. “The associate was terminated earlier this week for sharing sensitive business information in violation of company policy,” the company said.
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Some Walmart employees are fearful that the company is spying on their social media activity after a worker was fired this week for anonymous Reddit postings.
The fired employee was a regular contributor to a highly active Walmart-focused forum on Reddit with more than 54,000 subscribers.
He was fired Monday for sharing information, including internal company documents, about a new Walmart initiative called Great Workplace that …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology