Social Media Policy - In Brief

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Course Overview

There is no doubt that the use of social media in the workplace is gradually eroding the division between peoples’ work and private lives. As a result, it is essential that employers know, and are able to communicate to staff, what does and does not constitute acceptable behaviour when using social media platforms.

In what can be quite a confused and changeable area of law, this bite-size course will ensure that practitioners have the information which they require in order to advise their clients appropriately.

In addition, experienced lecturer Kathy Daniels will also consider the key cases which have shaped the social media landscape from an employment law perspective, including:

  • Preece v JD Wetherspoon [2011]
  • Crisp v Apple Retail Ltd [2011]
  • Weeks v Everything Everywhere Ltd [2013]

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 20 minute recorded webinar, including reference notes, discussion questions and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent considering the discussion questions and completing the evaluation form)

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Understand what might be unacceptable and acceptable use of social media
    • Be able to determine when there might be reasonable grounds for dismissal following abuse of social media
    • Be able to explain what access an employer can have to an employee’s personal social media posts
    • Recognise the importance of having a social media policy

What is the target audience?

  • HR Solicitors


About Instructor - Kathy Daniels

Kathy is a Teaching Fellow at Aston University, lecturing in employment law and employee relations. After a career in HR, in the manufacturing sector, she now writes extensively on HR related topics, and specifically on employment law. Kathy has written an employment law textbook which is currently in its third edition, and also writes a broad range of materials for organisations such as the CIPD. In addition, she is a Lay Member of the Employment Tribunal, sitting in Birmingham.

Course Curriculum

Social Media Policy - In Brief

  • Webinar- Social Media Policy - In Brief
  • Notes- Social Media Policy - In Brief - Reference Notes
    1 Page
  • Evaluation- Social Media Policy - In Brief - Evaluation
    2 Page


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