Social media in the workplace - Risks for employees and lessons for employers

28 February 2014

Recent cases have highlighted the perils of social media for employees, and the importance for employers of managing these issues correctly. Workplace policies and training are essential to help employees understand their responsibilities in relation to social media and the various forms of misuse that can lead to disciplinary action or dismissal (in and outside the workplace).

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John Tuck

Partner. Melbourne
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Christopher Leong

Special Counsel. Melbourne
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Professor Anthony Forsyth

Consultant. Melbourne
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