Workers’ tweets could spell trouble for employer

Canadian HR Reporter contacted Clear HR Consulting for human resources expertise and advice for an article on employers’ liability for the tweets of their employees.

Cissy Pau, principal consultant with Vancouver-based Clear HR Consulting, believes that  when it comes to defamatory cases involving social media such as Twitter, the majority of employers are not aware of the potential liability or the impact on their reputation as an employer of choice.

Pau recommends that to reduce the risk of liability, employers should establish a policy for social media outlining the expectations of and appropriate use by employees. The policy should be communicated clearly to employees through staff meetings and training sessions.

For more information on reducing employer’s liability for the tweets of their employees and creating effective social media policies for your small business, please contact Clear HR Consulting for a complimentary initial consultation.

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