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Employee use of information and communication technology

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  • Podcast: Social media misconduct

    Date:
    12 November 2019
    Type:
    Audio and video

    Nick Chronias, partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP, joins us to discuss the common issues for employers relating to social media misconduct.

  • Blanket out-of-hours email bans do more harm than good

    Date:
    21 October 2019
    Type:
    News

    Banning staff from accessing emails outside office hours could harm their wellbeing rather than improve work-life balance, a study from the University of Sussex has claimed.

  • Five ways HR can improve cyber security

    Date:
    4 July 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Following high-profile cyber crime incidents, Jon Abbott investigates how HR can minimise the cyber threat, given that employees represent a significant risk.

  • Date:
    10 May 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    In the aftermath of Danny Baker's sacking from the BBC this week for tweeting what he later described was an "idiotic" joke about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's new-born son, Kirsty Cooke investigates how employers should handle their employees' use of social media.

  • How to deal with an employee who has posted negative comments about the organisation on a social networking site

    Type:
    How to

    Updated to refer to Atherton v Bensons Vending Ltd, in which an employee's derogatory comments about his employer on Facebook did not justify the withholding of notice pay.

  • Social media misconduct: Snapchat posts increased tiger kidnapping risk

    Date:
    26 March 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Elliott v RMS Cash Solutions Ltd, a Northern Ireland tribunal held that a cash transit firm fairly dismissed an employee whose Snapchat posts revealed a colleague's personal details. The posts increased the risk of "tiger kidnapping", which involves staff or their families being kidnapped to force staff to help commit a crime.

  • Date:
    12 March 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Technology has revolutionised the way many people organise their work and created a debate around employee status. But it is also increasingly used to campaign for better treatment and conditions in the workplace, argues Susie Al-Qassab - employment law partner at Hodge, Jones & Allen.

  • Date:
    25 October 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    This week's Court of Appeal decision that Morrisons was vicariously liable for a serious data breach by a disgruntled employee has got employers worried.

  • Policy on mobile telephone use

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Updated to take account of the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018, including a new section to explain how personal data will be handled during monitoring of mobile telephone use.

  • Policy on making personal telephone calls

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Updated to take account of the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018, including a new section to explain how personal data will be handled when monitoring the making of personal calls on work telephones.