Skip to comments.Teen's Facebook Post Costs Father $80,000
Posted on 03/03/2014 11:16:04 AM PST by nickcarraway
A Florida teenager's Facebook post has cost her father an $80,000 legal settlement
A Florida teenager's Facebook post has cost her father an $80,000 legal settlement.
The Palm Beach Post reported Sunday the father had sued a Miami-area preparatory school for age discrimination after he lost his job as headmaster.
Dana Snay's father, Patrick Snay, had settled an age discrimination case with his former employer, Gulliver Preparatory School.
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The school agreed to settle the case for $80,000 and the settlement agreement included a stipulation that the man and his wife not disclose details of the settlement with anyone.
The daughter posted on Facebook that the money would pay for family vacation to Europe.
"Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver. Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT," she posted.
The post invalidated the settlement.
OMG, like this girl has totally learned a tough life lesson here.. totally.
Did the “nondisclose” order include the kid(s), or only the parents?
But even if it didn’t include the kid(s) , the parents should have told them to keep their mouths shut.
And, you can’t hold a minor to a legal contract. I seriously doubt she knew any better.
You are missing the point. The parents had no business telling their kid the terms of the settlement. The post on facebook merely provided the evidence that the parents did indeed disclose the terms of the settlement.
The daughter was a college student so I'm going to assume by "teen" they mean an 18-19 year old adult.
As far as not knowing better, you're probably right about that. Young people today seem to have a driving need to post everything on Facebook. It's as though unless they post it, it didn't happen. She probably didn't know better. Oh well. She knows better now.
Why the hell do parents think they need to discuss everything with their kids. They are your kids for Christ sakes. They are not your friends, or little life partners.
I wish parents would be parents.
Doesn't matter. The nondisclosure order was violated the moment they TOLD the kid. It was their disclosure to the daughter that violated the order; her post on Facebook only served to alert the other side that they had violated it.
Many thanks for the information !
Now if the teen was over 18, maybe the lawyer should’ve included her in the “keep quiet” order... either way, the order was violated.