A former JPMorgan Chase business analyst is suing the bank after claiming she was sacked for blogging in her spare time.
Business analyst Marilyn Tagocon has filed a Manhattan Supreme Court suit challenging the bank's action.
Her personal blog - written under a pseudonym - was used to promote her part-time passion for writing historical fiction.
When a co-worker told her that her activities might infringe the bank's personal code of conduct, Tagocon approached human resources who informed her that she would have to can the blog if she wanted to retain her day job.
When Tagocon refused to oblige she was sacked by the bank, who claimed that she was in breach of rules prohibiting employees from posting 'online personal speeches'.
The case is similar to that of Solomon Lederer, a Morgan Stanley software developer who tried to set up an offline social network on his commute to work but was fired in October last year after his enterprise was picked up on and reported by the Wall Street Journal.