ggggThe daughter of a colleague, a journalism intern at mining group in Minas Gerais, was to “the street” to share and comment on social networks disparaging facts about the employer during working hours. A similar case occurred in early February when two interns were dismissed by direction of the Senate after criticizing the President of the House, Senator Renan (PMDB-AL), a social network on the internet. I feel sorry for sacked, but earned it, because with the popularity of social networks and media and their impact on the construction and deconstruction of reputations, companies have every right to monitor everything their employees do on their work computer.

For those who work all day in front of the computer , to know they are monitored is not pleasant, but the argument of the companies is that if the tool is for work.  It is unacceptable that an employee be aimlessly browsing the internet during working hours and worst pass this time criticizing the company that pays your salary in the media and social networks.

Such tracking is understandable and more than fair, even more than the Civil Code says the employer be responsible for what their employees do when they use company owed connections and equipment. That means, if someone promotes pedophilia by means of workplace computer, the company may be liable in court for what happened. Imagine the impact that the company’s reputation, there is no money to pay the loss.

The city attorney, Diego Gaigher, a scholar of the applicability of the laws in the virtual world, says that trying to monitor the social networking trend is gradually strengthening. Currently, it is common for companies, even in the time of contracting, research the profile of the candidate on social networks. The reason is none other than the display of the personality profile of a cyber social space that reproduces faithfully the personality traits of the holder. And what he said has legal support.