The National Union of Journalists is making the comments after 'Gary Gate'.
Employees need to become familiar with their employer's social media policy to avoid stress in the future.
That's the advice of Ireland's National Union of Journalists Secretary Seamus Dooley.
It comes as Gary Lineker is being punished by the BBC for a political tweet, despite him being a freelance journalist, separate from the broadcaster.
Offaly's Mr. Dooley says this is a worrying situation everyone could learn from:
"GaryGate" has just hit coverage for the Women's Super League game between Chelsea and Manchester this afternoon.
The BBC says there will be no presenters for the game - as the row over Gary Lineker's Tweet on UK Imigration Policy continues.
Meanwhile the British Labour Party is accusing the Conservatives of "double standards" over the row.
Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves says they kept quiet on impartiality when BBC Chairman Richard Sharp, helped facilitate a loan for former prime minister, Boris Johnson: