Social media use is a cause for concern for many employers and potentially gives rise to a number of legal issues. Whether or not social media is used during working hours, comments made on social networking sites or blogs can potentially breach confidentiality and/or damage an employer's reputation. Depending on the circumstances, social media misuse can be treated as misconduct, leading to disciplinary action, including dismissal. Employers may be liable for an employee's misconduct (e.g. where online bullying occurs). Comments made on social media can also be defamatory.
Join us for our free, interactive workshop, where we will use practical case studies to guide you through the often complex process of handling social media misuse. We will review the key terms of a comprehensive social media policy, outline the growing body of case law in this area and highlight the lessons learned for employers. Click here to register.