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Lawsuits and Deaths Now ReportedThe fallout associated with the hacking of the website for married cheaters, Ashley Madison, continues as lawsuits are filed and at least one suicide is reported.
People in California, Texas, Canada, and Missouri have filed lawsuits directly against Ashley Madison, including one man who is suing the website for $578 million claiming that although he signed up after his wife died, he never cheated on his wife and he never met anyone.
(Wired Magazine) and (CNN)
As Millions Used Work E-mails to Hide Affairs …Although millions of people used their work e-mail addresses to register on the dating site for married cheaters, experts caution employers against deliberately prying into employees’ personal affairs.(SHRM Online)
… Some Contemplate Firing EmployeesBut should there be repercussions for using your work e-mail so egregiously? While viewing pornography at work has been grounds for dismissal, questions abound about whether or not employees should be summarily dismissed or reprimanded for this type of activity. Some experts say just because you’re a cheater in your marriage doesn’t mean you’re a cheat professionally.(Fast Company)
Others Say Recruitment Impacted, Too “At our firm, we downloaded the entire Ashley Madison list and crosschecked the list against all candidates in our database who are looking for a job,” William Vanderbloemen, CEO of a faith-based executive search firm writes. “If you’re on that list, you’re off ours.”(Observer.com)
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