There are many examples of how Facebook has played a part in employee misbehaviour on this blog - see "Facebook" tag below.

A further example of how Facebook can play in employee misbehaviour/misconduct was reported today on the BBC News website.

Some details...

An investigation is under way into claims a hospital cleaner contacted a female patient on Facebook after accessing her personal records.

It is understood the mother-of-two was treated in accident and emergency at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary last week.

The woman said she was contacted by the cleaner on the social network site the following day.

Consort, the private company which employs the man, said they were treating the matter very seriously.

For more information see Cleaner 'contacted patient' on Facebook.