I have a few employees who repeatedly use social media during work hours, what can I do about this? Employment Law for Employers

There are a number of options available if employees are using social media during work hours but they depend on whether your company has a social media policy.

If you don’t have a social media policy you will need to follow a disciplinary procedure which includes an informal warning, moving to more formal action if they continue to use social media when they should be working.

Where the company does have a social media policy you can follow the process within it. This may still require an informal warning prior to disciplinary action but it may also make clear to staff what is expected of them during work hours and it will highlight what is considered a serious breach which could lead straight to a final warning or even dismissal.