The Third District Court of Appeal tossed out an $80,000 discrimination settlement Wednesday between Gulliver Preparatory School and its former headmaster Patrick Snay, ruling the ex-employee and his daughter breached the terms of a confidential agreement when she took to social media to brag about it.
“Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver,” Dana Snay posted days later to her 1,200 Facebook friends. “Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT.”
The post, seen by current and former Gulliver students, made its way back to the school’s attorneys, who told the Snays they’d violated the deal. Patrick Snay last year won a Circuit Court ruling to enforce the deal, but Judge Linda Ann Wells overturned that decision Wednesday.
“Snay violated the agreement by doing exactly what he had promised not to do,” Wells wrote. “His daughter then did precisely what the confidentiality agreement was designed to prevent.”
That was the selfie that cost her family 80k.
So, yea...When is this generation going to learn that people need to stop using Facebook and Twitter to validate their lives.
Selfies to validate their looks. "Check Ins" to validate how cool they are for working out/eating out/vacationing. "Humble-brags" for validation on various things in life.
There is a difference between sharing/networking, and posting every detail about your life to get validation from others that you are worth something.
If you are seeking validation from social media, you probably are pretty miserable with your life and should actively do something to fix it instead of post about it.
Your makeup is terrible, but I love you anyway.