Lord McAlpine's recent pursuit of damages against Twitter users who wrongly accused him of child abuse is a stark warning to small businesses who fail to monitor their employees' social media activity.
That was the warning from James Bellamy, employment solicitor at Marsden Rawsthorn, during a recent social media workshop held at the firm's Preston office.
The advice was given to an audience of small business owners and managers, and James covered a range of topics on social media including recruitment, discipline and dismissal, restrictive covenants and company policies. If you are concerned about your employment policies please contact James who can update them to include a social media policy for £400 plus VAT.
Marsden Rawsthorn was recently recognised for its use of social media at the Downtown Lancashire Business Awards 2012.
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