Free seminars will provide topical overview of social networking and employment law for businesses in east of England
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While employees and employers have embraced Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn as promotional tools, they need to be aware of the potential risks of using the popular social networks.
Over the last few years we have seen a rise in employment disputes and litigation associated with misuse of social media. This has included potential for liability in defamation as well as Employment Tribunals and High Court litigation which is often avoided by getting practical advice on the law that governs the use of social media in relation to the workplace.
We have organised a series of free breakfast seminars across the region including in Chelmsford, Huntingdon, Hopton on Sea and Kings Lynn during February and March to inform employers about how they can take practical steps to bridge the gap between the ever changing social media landscape and employment law, to avoid pitfalls from an employer’s perspective.
Jolyon Berry, partner in our Employment Team, said: “The use of social media by employees, both in and out of work are potential issues for employers. Stories about social media are in the news every day; cases where high-profile names lose their reputation, people are sacked and companies are sued for enormous sums – these stories should be seen as a warning. Employers need to know how to act and be at the forefront of this social media wave in order to control it so that it is a positive rather than a negative or dangerous force for their business.
“We’re inviting employers who value their reputation, who understand that online presence and social media both here to stay as key elements in marketing strategy, and anyone who wishes to ensure that their staff don’t jeopardise the good will towards their company, to attend this free session.”
The free breakfast seminars, ‘Social Networking and Employment Law’, will cover:
- legal and practical issues surrounding social networking and employment law
- consideration of the rights of the parties from an employer’s perspective
- solutions to typical and topical social media issues using recent case studies
- practical advice on sensible treatment of employees
For more information about the seminars including dates and locations please click here or contact Neil Kitson at email@example.com or 01473 406250.