Girl’s Braggart Status on Facebook Causes Father to Lose $80,000


Some kids are addicted to social media and others could care less. But the ones that do care are the ones who should not be posting things in the first place.

One girl took posting on Facebook a bit too far and paid the consequences.

Patrick Snay, a 69 year old man and also the former head of Gulliver Preparatory School, filed an age discrimination complaint when his 2010-11 contract was not renewed. In November 2011, the school and Snay came to an agreement in which Snay would be paid $10,000 in back pay, and an $80,000 settlement. Gulliver Schools also agreed to cut Snay’s attorneys a check for $60,000.

However, shortly after the case ended, Snay’s daughter took to Facebook, boasting, “Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver. Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT.” Despite the fact that this statement is extremely rude, it is also illegal. The case was supposed to be non-disclosure which means that it cannot be shared or talked about outside of the courtroom. Snay’s daughter did not consider this and ended up costing her dad the $80,000 for her bragging post.

Snay’s daughter posted the message to her 1,200 Facebook followers, which included many current and former Gulliver students. The school officials did not have to wait very long to hear of the message. Within a few days, Gulliver Schools sent a letter to Snay’s attorneys stating that Snay had broken a confidentiality agreement and that he would not be receiving the $80,000 settlement.

There was then a debate of whether Snay actually went against the confidentially agreement or not. The court document stated that Snay had violated the agreement by doing exactly the opposite of what he should have done. Though it was his daughter’s doings, he is still penalized for her poor and disrespectful behavior. Thus, the $80,000 settlement was revoked, not making anyone happy with the situation.

Snay and his family will most likely be lying low for a while until this debate settles itself down. Until then, Snay’s daughter will probably be banned from all social media, including Facebook.