With the tremendous popularity of social and business networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, employers are increasingly finding that employees are turning to such sites to air grievances about their employer and fellow colleagues. If a disgruntled employee or former employee chooses to post negative material about his or her employer or a colleague online, this has the potential to cause serious damage to the employer’s reputation at the click of a button.

In addition to taking disciplinary action in the case of current employees, employers can take proactive steps to limit the potential for damage and to repair any damage caused to their reputation. It can be surprisingly easy to have defamatory or damaging material removed from the internet by way of a suitably worded demand to the website host. However, at other times employers can come up against sites based outside the jurisdiction that are adept at evading unwanted communication and consider themselves entirely above legal constraint.

So if you would like further information on how to deal with such incidents or need a Social Media Policy then get it touch…….

 

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