The employment law dangers of Social Networking

The figures in themselves are astounding – there are now 30 million Facebook accounts in the UK, and according to Twitter, 155 million tweets are sent a day. Many of these accounts are being accessed at work – a survey last year by found that two million employees spent over an hour a day on social networks, costing a potential £14bn a year.

Roythornes Solicitors will look at these issues at a seminar on 1st June.  They will examine the blurring of the lines between work and home and how employers can manage the issues that may arise.

The aim of the event is to help the region’s employers know what they can and cannot do in relation to social media usage by their employees at work and in the home.  It can be confusing to know where the line is drawn and, for example, whether an employer can have any control over what their employees say about them in social media.

At one end of the spectrum, it could be a minor annoyance, but at the other comments made could have very serious consequences for a business including financial loss. 

It is an issue which cannot be ignored – and where new cases seem to be appearing all the time.  By coming to the seminar employers will have a better understanding of the problems and how they can go about resolving them.

Further details of the seminar can be found here:

Anyone wishing to attend the seminar should e-mail or register on-line at: