Updated to reflect recording requirements under MiFID II, effective from 3 January 2018.
Updated to include information on Plant v API Microelectronics Ltd, an example of a fair dismissal for posting a negative comment on social media.
Updated to include information on Barbulescu v Romania, in which the ECHR gave its final ruling in a case in which an employer accessed an employee's Yahoo messages.
In this Romanian case, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has held that monitoring the employee's private use of a business messaging account amounted to a breach of his right to private life and correspondence under art.8.
Protecting your organisation's reputation is essential but how can employers ensure any damage is kept to a minimum? We list six ways you can reduce the risk.
An investment bank employee has been investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority after sharing confidential client information over WhatsApp. While a reasonable level of employee social media use at work may be acceptable, it is still important to have clear social media policies.
An employment tribunal has rejected the unfair dismissal claim of a long-serving employee with a clean disciplinary record who was dismissed over comments she made on Facebook about her employer.
A recent legal case involving messaging service WhatsApp raises issues about monitoring employee communications. Nick Le Riche, a partner at Bircham Dyson Bell, offers practical tips on balancing employees' privacy rights with employers' need to protect confidential data.
This tribunal decision concerns a long-serving employee who was dismissed for making derogatory comments about his colleagues and his employer that he had posted on Twitter up to three years previously.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employee use of information and communication technology.