Social Media on the Job: An exploration of the potential legal consequences of employees’ social media activities during the course of employment

author: Sarosh Khan, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Southampton
published: July 19, 2011,   recorded: June 2011,   views: 3177


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This paper examines the current interplay between the actions of harassment and defamation and the nature and characteristics of social media specifically towards addressing the issues surrounding the growing usage of social media by employees during employment. It argues that with the legislation and provisions we currently have in place in the U.K. many problems are likely to arise for employers and employees alike as usage continues to rise.

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