Social Media Policy Beyond the Workplace

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 26 May 2016
Antoinette Vahey
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“One of our employees has approached me to indicate that she has become aware of disparaging and offensive comments that have been posted by a colleague on his Facebook page. These comments apparently relate to the Employee’s gender and sexual orientation. However, as they have occurred outside of the workplace, I do not think that I can take any action under our Dignity at Work Policy. How do I handle it?”

It is important, in such circumstances, to consult your Dignity at Work Policy and ascertain the scope of the policy, having regard to actions done in the course of employment and whether this includes social media. Increasingly, more and more employers are implementing Social Media

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