Social media in the workplace has completely changed our working lives and created headaches for business owners, managers and Human Resources when things go wrong.

A strong online presence  is important to most businesses – but it also presents risks for employers.  An accidental error of judgement can be costly. Keeping on top of ever changing legislation and best practice can be time consuming and challenging for any business. Employment law is one of the fastest developing areas of law where small mistakes can be very costly.

Employee’s using social media have been described as “HR accidents waiting to happen” and there has been an increasing number cases in the Employment Tribunal for unfair dismissal, discrimination and harassment.

The briefing will cover:

    • Monitoring online activity – what is allowed?
    • Who owns the online account?
    • Privacy, data protection and the right to freedom of expression
    • Misconduct and grievance situations
    • Excessive use of emails/internet for personal use
    • Damage to the employer’s reputation
    • The contents of a well-constructed social media policy
    • How to avoid “HR accidents”

If you are a business owner, HR professional, director or manager who deals with employees, you will find this informal briefing by solicitors Philip McCabe and Molly Dilling –  of great benefit.


Thursday 24th February 2022

9.30 am to 11.00am

Registration: from 8.30 am

Wiltshire College, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham SN15 2QD


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