Social Media in Employment
In recent years the Employment Tribunals have had to navigate claims where employees have been dismissed for alleged breaches of their employer’s social media policy. It could be a social media post criticising the employer, the expression of controversial personal views, derogatory comments about colleagues or the disclosure of confidential company information. Tribunals have cautioned employers against over-reacting in cases involving the alleged misuse of social media.
At this session, delegates will learn how to encourage employees to exercise good judgment when it comes to use of social media and in what circumstances disciplinary action can be taken for alleged misuse of social media.
Who should attend?
This course will be useful to anyone involved in managing people including those with HR responsibilities.
Who will deliver the training?
Our management training is delivered by highly experienced and qualified HR practitioners with genuine ‘hands-on’ practical experience of supporting employers all over the UK with their HR requirements.
What are the benefits?
Delegates will increase their knowledge of the key pitfalls when it comes to employee use of social media.
Delegates will learn about steps that can be taken to encourage employees to exercise good judgment when it comes to the use of social media, including the role of a social media policy.
Delegates will understand the importance of taking proportionate action in the event of alleged social media misuse including the factors that can be taken into account when determining a disciplinary sanction.
- What are the key problems that tend to arise when it comes to employee use of social media?
- How can you encourage employees to exercise good judgment when it comes to the use of social media?
- The importance of making the organisation’s rules and expectations clear including the role of a social media policy
- How to respond to alleged misuse of social media, including how to determine whether disciplinary action is appropriate and, if so, what a proportionate disciplinary sanction would be.
Course duration and timings
This 3 hour interactive course can be arranged for up to 12 delegates. We can deliver this session on site or virtually.
It is also available as part of our open course offering for individual participants. All our open courses that are delivered in half-day sessions are for only £95 + VAT per delegate. You can find the next available course date on the registration form.
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