In December last year we posted an article about Social Network policies in your business.
Due to new Anti-Sectarianism laws being passed there is a need to be extra vigilent on how your employees use their social networking sites. In March new legislation was passed by the Scottish Government, this means that it is not only the employee who can fall foul of the law by posting discriminatory comments on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networking sites. If these comments can be attributed to the business then you, the employer could face criminal charges too.
Employment tribunals previously dealt with employees in cases of discrimination but this could now become a police matter for the employer if for example, the employee disclosed their business associations or employment details.
For more information on Social Networking policies and how these can affect your business, please contact us.