How to fight a social media dismissal
Social media is a way of using the internet to interact and share business as well as personal interests with other people all over the world. Social media is huge and you are probably a user of one or more of these platforms. Together with emails and text messaging, the one thing they all have in common is that using them carelessly may cost you your job and worse.
This Guide provides you with the tools to understand and address the different problems that can arise with the Internet, E-mail, Social Media and other electronic communication tools and applications.
Using your personal social media account to share with “friends”, “followers” and “connections” causes problems at work because you have no control over who they share your communication and personal information with. Misuse or inappropriate use of social media, email and text messaging can put you in a disciplinary situation at work. It can even create criminal and civil liability for you and your employer. Most criminal offences that can be committed by using words or images can be committed using social media, and the legal repercussions are the same as off-line activity. There is no specific regulation of social media, so existing employment, criminal, data protection and human rights laws apply.
This Guide breaks down case law in a user friendly way so that you can easily apply cases to your particular situation. It covers what you need to know, taking you quickly and simply through essential information on;
• Your legal rights
• Case law
• Remedies and compensation
• Information and guidance on the use of social media in employment