Renata dos Santos Bonet   We currently see new forms of relationship and interaction between people. Conventional paradigms observed previously have been broken, giving way to a new model of interaction in society, in which everything is shared. As people are less worried or have no idea of the reach of their posts on different social networks, lawyers gradually explore the numerous possibilities that these tools may provide. This is because, many times, Labor Courts use social media information as evidence to support their decisions. For example, rebuttal evidence may be accepted if it may prove the existence of an intimate relationship through social media content. In other situations, it is possible to prove, irrefutably, the legality of the cause applied in dismissals in view of posts discrediting the employer′s image. Moreover, the information on social networks geared to the corporate world also enables the production of evidence, which may even prove the lack of an employment relationship claimed in a labor lawsuit. 

Renata dos Santos Bonet

 

We currently see new forms of relationship and interaction between people. Conventional paradigms observed previously have been broken, giving way to a new model of interaction in society, in which everything is shared.

As people are less worried or have no idea of the reach of their posts on different social networks, lawyers gradually explore the numerous possibilities that these tools may provide. This is because, many times, Labor Courts use social media information as evidence to support their decisions.

For example, rebuttal evidence may be accepted if it may prove the existence of an intimate relationship through social media content. In other situations, it is possible to prove, irrefutably, the legality of the cause applied in dismissals in view of posts discrediting the employer′s image. Moreover, the information on social networks geared to the corporate world also enables the production of evidence, which may even prove the lack of an employment relationship claimed in a labor lawsuit. 

Thus, the lawyer′s investigative role cannot be ruled out in the conduct of labor cases, since the information posted online is fully accepted and may be used as evidence. After all, it is unquestionable that the use of this information may help the courts in the pursuit of the actual truth, a primary principle applied in labor cases.