Reigning in employee misuse of Internet and social media

Employers can take steps to mitigate the risk of legal liability or damage to their reputations from employee social media activity
By Curtis Armstrong
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 11/13/2013

Policing online activity

The extent to which people are connected with each other through the Internet and social media is so pervasive that often people find it strange if they’re off the grid. Many employees are connected at work, whether through company equipment or their own, and they continue to be after work as well. But with little regulation, people can do whatever they want online, which can be a problem if they’re identified as employees.

While it’s not easy to keep track of and regulate employee activity on online, employer’s can take steps to mitigate the risk of legal liability or damage to their reputations. Employment lawyer Curtis Armstrong discusses reigning in employee abuse of the Internet and social media.