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Social Media Policy Template

Updated April 04, 2024

A social media policy is created by an employer to provide guidelines for content that can and cannot be posted on an employee’s social media profile. A company will usually prohibit confidential items from being made public. An employer can terminate an employee for any post made directly about the company unless the employee posts about unfavorable work conditions.

27% of employed individuals use social media to make or support professional connections (Pew Research 2016).

Table of Contents

What Can Be Posted

Under the National Labor Relations Act, an employee can post the following:

  1. Right to Self Organize – Or collectively bargain with other employees for labor organizations or unions[1]
  2. Reveal Unfair Working Conditions – Due to the employer interfering, restraining, or coercing the employees not to organize[2]
  3. Labor Union is Unfairly Treating its Members – Or discriminating or coercing employees not part of the union[3]
  4. Personal Expressions – The expression of any views, argument, or opinion[4]

What Cannot Be Posted

Employees can be disciplined or terminated for disclosing confidential or proprietary information about their employer or business practices.

Corporate Samples (10)

School Samples (5)


  1. 29 U.S. Code § 157
  2. 29 U.S. Code 158(a)
  3. 29 U.S. Code § 158(b)
  4. 29 U.S. Code § 158(c)