Be mindful: Neena Gupta speaks with Canadian Press about posting negatively on social media after being laid off

10 April 2024

In a time where Gen Z and millennial employees are taking to social media to share their emotional experience of being laid off by their employers, Neena Gupta, a partner in Gowling WLG’s Employment, Labour & Equalities Group, advises these individuals to be cautious of this trend. Given that employers and potential employers often review applicants' online presence, she suggests instead using social media to highlight professional achievements and skills that can enhance job prospects instead of complaining about their layoff or worse, posting their termination interview.

“The world has changed. We know that jobs are not forever. With most layoffs, there is nothing to be ashamed of, even if you realize, ‘You know what, I wasn’t quite what they were looking for, and if you can show a bit of class and professionalism, it goes a long way,” said Neena.

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