Technology is advancing at a serious rate. Do employers just have to accept that we live in an age where sessions on social media polices have to form part of an annual in-house training process?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 3 June 2014
Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox

There has been a massive growth in popularity in the use of social media websites in the workplace.

Employees regularly blog, tweet and access sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook blurring the interface between employees' work and personal lives.

The use of these social media sites is creating issues as well as opportunities in the workplace.

Employers have very little control over postings that are made on the sites until after the event, by which time the employer’s reputation may have already suffered. They also create a forum for an aggrieved employee to make negative comments about their

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Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox

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