Facebook photo costs IBM employee insurance

A Quebec-based IBM employee who's on long term sick leave was quoted in media reports as saying that she lost her long-term disability benefits because of photos she posted on Facebook.

According to a report by Canadian Press Sunday, the Quebec woman, Nathalie Blanchard said an insurance agent told her that the long-term disability cheques were terminated after photos of her Facebook grabbed the Manulife's attention.

The report said the woman, 29, has been on leave since Valentine's Day 2008 from her job at IBM in Bromont, Quebec because of severe depression.