This paper considers the implications in UK employment law of the increased use of social media. The paper looks at the discrimination risks associated with "discarding" candidates before interview because of their on-line profile. It also categorises the 5 most common ways that employees are "found out" on Facebook and other social media platforms often leading to disciplinary action. Finally, the paper looks at the thorny issue of whether or not employees own their Linkedin contacts or whether their employer can "retain" them when the employee leaves employment.
Firefox recommends the PDF Plugin for Mac OS X for viewing PDF documents in your browser.
We can also show you Legal Updates using the Google Viewer; however, you will need to be logged into Google Docs to view them.
Please choose one of the above to proceed!
LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.
Labor & Employment Law Updates, Education Law Updates
DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.
© Graham Mitchell | Attorney Advertising