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Is there any possible legal problem with employer if the company finds out you post a mountain biking video on youtube?

Woud employer judge the employee as reckless
Is there chance employer might dismiss the employee from his job due to this video? Technology is advancing to quickly that legal law isn't keeping up to it. I am worry about posting any mountain bike video on youtube.
 

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huh? if it's not in your contract.....

...but there are jobs out there where if you break the law outside of work, it could cost your job...

edit---realize if you're doing anything too reckless and crash it hard, disability and FMLA and any additional time your employer might want to give only goes so far and lasts so long......
 

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Always err on the side of caution, my contract specifically says that "behaviour considered reckless" would exempt me from insurance coverage in case of accident. I would assume that means speeding and mountain bike riding downhill.

I wouldn't do it, not in this day and age.
 

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It is possible to get fired over it. But the employer won't specifically mention the video, but will find other excuses for you not to come back the next morning. It's like getting fired after getting a visible tattoo, or your boss happens to be a flaming Sierra Club member. Remain anonymous.
 

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really you guys??
don't be a pansy - post the video...if you get fired for mountain biking;
1- sue for wronful termination
2- you didn't want to work for that POS anyways
 

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this isn't a joke. People get fired for facebook comments. Employers monitor online sites all the time. If they find any tiny cause , they would fire employee immediately.
 

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Picard said:
Is there any possible legal problem with employer if the company finds out you post a mountain biking video on youtube?
I thought the law was "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".
 

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Picard said:
this isn't a joke. People get fired for facebook comments. Employers monitor online sites all the time. If they find any tiny cause , they would fire employee immediately.
Yeah people get fired for facebook when they call in sick and then post pics on facebook of them partying when they were supposed to be at work. Or they get fired for posting pictures of them doing drugs (when most companies have a zero-tolerance drug policy). Unless your mountain biking video has you banging hookers, killing small animals (endangered ones) and smoking a blunt throughout, I can't see why they'd fire you (that would be a wicked ride though).

Besides how would they find it? Are you going to upload a video to youtube and be like "Roger McBiker's youtube video, I work for xyz company and live at 1234 terrace ln in Ohio, I hope my employer doesn't see this but everyone else does and truly enjoys it"?



You need to get real.
 

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If I find out you've posted a video, I'm going to email it to your boss and tell him to fire you. Or, I may just fire you myself.
 

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As long as you're fulfilling the requirements of the job, what you do on your time is your biz. I'd LOVE for an employer to try and fire me for what I do away from work! They'd be working for my grandkids!
 

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My employers encourage doing physical activities. Pretty much whatever it takes to keep stress at bay and come to your shift in a good mental state.

We need to stay in good physical condition, and have to work out at least 1 hour per shift. Even when I tore my shoulder up skiing and couldn't work, my boss offered me "light duty" office work so I could still get paid.

I did check with insurance, one company had a "hazardous behavior" clause and refused to define it. My wife's insurance however, specifically said that skiing and mountain biking were covered, as long as you weren't making money off of it, when I asked.
 

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So you're posting this stuff on company time or what? Just on your posts in general I'd fire you anyways...:D
 

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I'm afraid you are not worthy of the name of the greatest captain in Starfleet history. If you remember the episode where Picard dies, and Q let's him relive his past and he becomes a pansy, and then he hates who he becomes.
 

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Why post your full name anywhere on the internet? If you link it to your facebook/myspace just say its a video of a friend or something.
 

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dundundata said:
I'm afraid you are not worthy of the name of the greatest captain in Starfleet history. If you remember the episode where Picard dies, and Q let's him relive his past and he becomes a pansy, and then he hates who he becomes.
Picard is a fairy! Kirk all the way! :D
 

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Bikinfoolferlife said:
Picard is a fairy! Kirk all the way! :D
No votes for Archer?

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Also, don't forget how this may help/hurt your NEXT jot prospects. Before hiring I search the web to see what the potential intern or employee does not write on their resume that may be a liability or counterproductive to the company.

I'm a relatively small employer, and many firms search more professionaly than I.

You guys growing up with youtube and facebook should be a little concerned. Legal or not I'm sure it will play a bigger role in the future.

That being said, I like knowing that my employees have a life outside of their careers.

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edit: mis-spelled hurt.
 

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people get fired from jobs for myspace and facebook comments/photos because they post up pictures of themselves doing bong rips with their buddies in the background doing lines of blow off naked tijuana hookers! most companys give a big thumbs up to active healthy lifestyles, like cycling.

lots of us have called in sick to work to recover from mountain biking accidents. i was out of work for a week due to an accident and my boss told me to crash less next time :lol:
 
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