We've just found out that one of our sales reps belongs to what may be described as an adult website. This is not an illegal site but we're concerned that our reputation may be damaged if customers become aware that she is on the site. What can we do?

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It is not clear from the query, but we assume that the employee is accessing the website during her working hours, or using the company’s computer system.

All employers should have in place a Computer, Email and Internet Acceptable Usage Policy in the workplace. This policy should clearly set out how company equipment is managed and operated, the rights and responsibilities of employees with regard thereto, and also the manner in which use thereof will be monitored and supervised. The policy should provide that inappropriate use of the employer’s computer systems by an employee will be dealt with through the company’s internal disciplinary procedures. If the company does not already have a

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