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29 January 2020

Can employees be held liable for social media posts?

Article by Paige Tompkins, Associate in the Employment department at Payne Hicks Beach, addressing how businesses should manage an incident where a senior individual has made controversial comments on social media that have a negative impact on the business, first published at HR Magazine online on 28 January 2020 and reproduced with kind permission.

How should businesses manage an incident where a senior individual has made controversial comments on social media that have a negative impact on the business?

The Houston Rockets basketball team have become all too familiar with this issue of late when general manager Daryl Morey tweeted support for the ongoing protests in Hong Kong – "Fight For Freedom, Stand With Hong Kong." He was swiftly met with criticism from Chinese fans, sponsors and commercial partners.

To read Paige's full article click below:

https://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/article-details/can-employees-be-held-liable-for-social-media-posts

 

For further information, please contact Paige by email or alternatively call on 020 7465 4300

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