As the wide world of social media gets even wider, with more venues through which employees can communicate with friends, with each other, and with the public in general, employers will need to be more and more vigilant about their own social media polices and practices. While social media can be used to promote positive messages about the workplace, it can also be used to spread rumours, damaging views, and frustrations. Additionally, it can foster acts of harassment for which the employer may ultimately be deemed accountable.
On the flip side of the coin lie privacy interests for employees. Where are the lines between an employer’s right to know and an employee’s right to privacy?
This presentation will address the above issues and provide helpful tips, including key points to include in a policy and social media/privacy “traps” to avoid.