Is it a disciplinary matter to use social media while at work? Employment Law

The way this is handled depends on whether your company has a social media policy setting out acceptable social media usage.

If there is no policy but your employer feels your use of social media while at work is not acceptable, they may follow a disciplinary procedure. This usually starts with an informal warning, along with clarity around what is expected of employees during working hours and highlighting what would be considered a serious breach. This could lead to a final warning or even dismissal.

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