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Female coach fired over immoral picture but male coach isn't.

Hilander

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An Idaho high school basketball coach was fired after posting a picture of her boyfriend touching her chest on Facebook, but the boyfriend, who coaches football at the same school, is still at his job.

Idaho woman fired over ‘immoral’ Facebook photo, but football coach boyfriend is not | The Raw Story
I have a feeling she was fired and not him because she posted the picture and he didn't. However I really don't see this as a firing offense. Sure she shouldn't of posted a picture like that for her students to see but couldn't of they just gave her a warning.

Should she have been fired? Should her coach boyfriend been fired too?
 

idisrsly

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I can't open that article, so I am not sure how bad the picture was. I don't think the male coach should have been fired. He didn't post the picture, and that sounds like their reasoning for firing the female coach.

This comes back to the argument about Facebook though. Should anyone get in trouble at work for something on their Facebook? I don't know where that line is. But to be safe, that's why I keep my Facebook friends to a minimum. You are not going to find my manager or even my colleagues on my Facebook.
 

Hilander

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You can't open the article in the link I posted?

They were swimming and she has a swimsuit on and he had his hand on her breast but not touching skin the best I can tell because part of the picture is blurred. I don't see that as a firing offense. They should of given her a warning.
 

idisrsly

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I don't see how it would even warrant a warning, tbh. Maybe someone can come shed some light on the legality of such a dismissal. What she (they) do in their personal time is their business. Now is she was a nun at a Catholic school, I would get this action. But I don't see how they had grounds to dismiss her.
 

Hilander

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When I was in high school one of our teachers had been a playboy pinup and they still hired her. Which her picture wasn't as revealing as they are today. Maybe it was because the school didn't know because after one of the male students found one of her pictures he brought it to school and put it on the bulletin board and she wasn't there long after that. Maybe they did fire her or she quit.
 

idisrsly

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I think that's an entirely different situation though. I guess that teacher of you should have known that something like that could get her in hot water in future. Sounds like this teacher posted a fairly innocent picture on her Facebook timeline, as one does.
 

Hilander

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She was already an older woman when she started teaching, and I'm no spring chicken, so when she took these pictures they really didn't show anymore than they do in most magazines or walking down the street anymore. I really wouldn't call the picture pornographic, more just sexy.
 

Taliesin

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Not that I can tell (because the lower part of the photo is completely blurred out) but I wouldn't even class that as sexy. It just seems like your average run-of-the-mill snapshot where the dude just happened to find his hand on her boob. Honestly, it would also depend on where upon her boob the hand was placed.

I think it's a storm in a teacup.
 
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I don't know what's worse - her being fired over posting a picture that is completely legal, or the bottom half of the picture getting blurred. That said, she shouldn't have posted it and I have no problem with the guy not getting fired. He didn't do anything wrong.
 

Penny

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I dont think he should have been fired as well, his only crime in it was to be in the pic, she was the one that posted it, she got what she deserved.
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I can't open that article, so I am not sure how bad the picture was. I don't think the male coach should have been fired. He didn't post the picture, and that sounds like their reasoning for firing the female coach.

This comes back to the argument about Facebook though. Should anyone get in trouble at work for something on their Facebook? I don't know where that line is. But to be safe, that's why I keep my Facebook friends to a minimum. You are not going to find my manager or even my colleagues on my Facebook.
oh I missed this post.. wtf lol its her fb page she wasnt at work so its none of there damn business... tho it beats me how some are still to stupid to change their privacy settings and not add work colleagues.
 
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