Employers should be introducing social media policies to set guidelines determining acceptable online behaviour for staff, says Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod.
“It’s an issue that will become more prevalent,” says MacLeod.
A man who posted negative comments about the death of Amanda Todd online was recently fired from his job at a London, Ont., outlet of Mr. Big and Tall, CBC reports. Read CBC
“If an employee’s post violates a policy it could be just cause for termination,” says MacLeod. “Relevant policies included an anti-discrimination policy (if the post is sexist, racist etc.), a confidentiality policy (if the post identifies confidential employer, employee or client information), a non-disparagement policy (if the post criticizes the employer) or a breach of the employer’s code of conduct.” Continue reading 'Social Media Matters in the Workplace'»