Earlier this week, I wrote about a former Yelp employee claims she was fired for asking for three days unpaid leave after her boyfriend was in a mountain biking accident over the weekend. Jaymee Senigaglia wrote about her experience in a blog post on a social blogging site called Medium on Monday. (Read my prior article here.)
Yesterday, Yelp fired back by posting a very detailed post on Twitter.
As several employment lawyers in this Inc. article covering the flap point out, posting this level of detail regarding a former employee's alleged absences from work is a little surprising. I understand that Ms. Senigaglia opened herself up to a discussion of this issue to a degree by her post but even so, I think the company might have thought twice before disclosing private information of this nature publicly as a part of its response. Frankly, I think they might have considered not responding at all.