Monday, November 23, 2009

Woman Loses Benefits Over Facebook Pics

Another cautionary tale for my Facebook friends about posting any ol' thing on your Facebook account:
Photos on Facebook have cost a Canadian woman her long-term sick leave benefits.

Nathalie Blanchard has been on leave from her job at IBM in Bromont, Quebec, for the last year.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported she was diagnosed with major depression and was receiving monthly sick-leave benefits.

But when a Manulife insurance agent discovered pictures of Blanchard having a good time, the payments dried up.

Blanchard said she was told by Manulife that the photos of her at a Chippendales bar show, at her birthday party and on vacation were evidence that she is no longer depressed.

Remember, the Internet is everywhere. The Internet is permanent.

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