A Canadian woman was diagnosed with major depression, and receiving monthly sick leave benefits. Her attorney says that her psychiatrist recommended she take a vacation and go somewhere at her lowest points.
However, (allegedly) the insurance company Manulife found photos on her Facebook profile of her whoopin' it up having a blast...seemingly enjoying a Chippendale's show, a vacation, and her birthday party. The company found this to be evidence enough that she wasn't depressed anymore, and cut off her benefits.
The woman's attorney said this:
"The issue for me is that they stopped her disability benefits without the proper medical recommendations. Her doctor recommended she go on vacation."
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Did the insurance company step out of bounds by looking at her photos on facebook? Or was it fair game? And did they have the right to determine that she was not depressed by allegedly only looking at her Facebook photos?
I guess no matter who was wrong, the moral of the story is be careful of what you post on Facebook and who can see it!! (see our thread if you need help with this)