Employees Who Send Offensive Tweets about Managers

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 14 June 2016
Employment Team at Tughans
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Rachel Richardson from the Employment Team in Tughans writes:

Twitter is one of the biggest social media applications to impact on the workplace and more and more often, employers are facing issues arising from employee misuse. This then calls into question the grey lines which separate an employee’s private and work life. Surprisingly, there are relatively few cases about twitter which have made it to the employment tribunals, in comparison with cases surrounding other types of social media misuse, such as Facebook.

I think that you need to establish the facts.  Firstly, did the tweets identify the manager by name? If they didn’t identify him by name, then if you can access the

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