My close friends who would happen to be in my children's photo's, I have asked if they mind first. Not every time, but one time in general "Hey do you mind if I put this one FB?. There after I assume permission granted. Recently when my daughter was at a spelling bee and I was taking pictures I tried to make sure pictures of other kids were either far away or from the back. The one kid that I did get the face I asked the mom first if she minded me putting the pictures on FB. Where DH works and were Alyssa used to go to school you had to sign a release to have your child's picture taken.
I don't ask permission for every kid. My nieces and nephews I post because we're okay with that. If it is someone I don't know well or if they don't put a lot of pics of their kids I would ask first.
However, I don't think this would be covered under the agreement that the school can post a picture of my child. I know they can post her on the website, in the paper doing an activity or what not. I would not expect her teacher to post it on her fb page.
Yeah, I just can't get worked up enough about this to see it as a firing offense. If there was something inappropriate in the picture, I would feel differently. If she posted their names and whatnot, I would feel differently. If she actually put the tape on their mouths to shut them up, I would feel differently. But it was obviously a joke that the students were a part of, and it seems to me that no real harm came to anyone in the picture. I think it's fine to discipline her and make it clear that teachers aren't allowed to post pictures of the students on FB, but it seems like such a relatively minor thing to me.
Bonita, I don't understand why you think it's better for bosses to be able to fire anyone for any reason. Boss doesn't like gays, Jews, Christians, whoever, just fire 'em, no reason needed! I don't get why that is your preferred state.
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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No I don't think she should be fired. The only things she did wrong was posting it on FB, and I'm sure at the time it didn't seem like a big deal and she wasn't thinking of the repercussions. Maybe give her a warning but I think she probably learned her lesson.
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Granddaughters Kylie 10/18/2010 & Aleya 4/22/2013
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I'm confused by your post. You don't believe that people should have protection from discrimination? The overweight are not a protected class, so someone in the private sector can fire you for being overweight. Do you think that that is just, or unjust? Would you find it just or unjust if you were fired for being a Christian? Do you have much experience working in the private sector?
ETA - If I poured every dime I had into building up a business, I would want to be the one in charge not the Government. Following basic laws on safety is different than the government being involved in every aspect of your business right down to who you can hire and fire.
As for my experience I did work as a supervisor when I was first married. It was my job to hire and to fire, although I did not actually fire anyone.
But you can fire your employee for those reasons.