In this video, Melanie Lane, Partner in Olswang's Employment Group, introduces the key issues around the use of Social Media in a work context. Melanie reviews the handful of Social Media related dismissal cases that have been considered by the Employment Tribunal to date and analyses the main themes arising from them, concluding that they emphasise the value of having a clear, well-thought through Social Media policy.
Excerpt: "In our experience, employers take wildly varying approaches to Social Media policies, largely depending on whether they see Social Media as a useful business tool. Social Media presents enormous opportunities for organisations to speak to customers and employees on both a collective and individual level. But it also presents enormous challenges in the workplace. Crucially, it calls into question: where does an employee's professional life end and their private life begin?"