One of the best ways to prevent your business from social media disaster is to have a social media policy in place and communicate it to your employees. In addition to the potential for lost productivity, disgruntled or indiscreet employees on social media may pose a risk to an employer of loss of confidential information including trade secrets and other intellectual property, legal action based on defamation, liability for the failure to protect other employees from harassment and bullying or exposure to unjust termination lawsuits. This fact sheet outlines 10 legal tips to consider when creating a social media policy for your business.
The lawyers at Owen Hodge Lawyers have been able to help many business craft appropriate social media policies to provide legal protection against the myriad of things that can go wrong when employees use social media either on or off the job. Call us today at 1 800 770 780 or contact us via email at [email protected] to schedule a free consultation about your business’s risks and needs. We look forward to assisting you.
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