Employers need to ensure they have an effective social media policy in place to manage how employees use the internet and social media, both in the workplace and in their own time, where use could have a detrimental impact on the business. The policy must also clearly set out the expected standards and the potential consequences of breaching the policy.
In the recent Scottish case of BC and others v Chief Constable Police Service of Scotland and others, the Court of Session considered the inclusion of personal WhatsApp messages in an investigation into alleged breaches of professional standards.
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