Another reason everyone shouldn’t let their kids use Facebook. Recently a teenage girl causes her father $80,000 through a single Facebook post. Last Week, Florida District Court of Appeals cancelled the $80,000 discrimination settlement awarded to Patrick Snay on the basis that he violated the agreement as his daughter publicly breach the details on Facebook.
Actual story started back in 2010 when Gulliver Preparatory School in Florida refused to renew Mr. Patrick Snay, Headmaster of School, contract. Mr.Snay filed a discrimination suit against the decision arguing that his age (65 at that time) was a primary reason for his dismissal. Then in November 2011 School and Mr.Snay reached a settlement where school agreed to pay Mr.Snay $10,000 in wages, $80,000 to settle the case and $60,000 to Mr.Snay’s attorneys. The only thing Mr.Snay had to do was keep the settlement private under a confidentiality agreement.
But after reaching the agreement Mr.Snay told Dana Stay (her teenage daughter), who publish a post on Facebook visible to her 1200 friends including Gulliver school students, She wrote:
“Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver. Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT.”
So after just four days reaching the settlement Gulliver’s attorneys claimed that Mr.Snay and his wife had violated the agreement and would not receive any payments. Mr.Snay won a ruling to enforce the settlement, but lost the appeal. However, Mr. Snay can still file for a rehearing or appeal the decision up to the Florida Supreme Court.
Moral is please don’t let your kids use Facebook or any social netwoking sites or otherwise it can ruin your life at any stage.