We’re pleased to share a recent Bloomberg article by our colleagues, Benjamin Ho and Caroline Pham. Benjamin and Caroline examine what the next generation of workers, Generation Z, want from and can offer employers. To get ahead of the curve in preparing for the change that this new generation will bring, read their informative
Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media
Social media has never been more popular and employers are facing a growing number of risks as a result. In our recent article, we provide guidance on dealing with social media as it impacts the workplace. In addition to outlining the prevailing risks, we suggest proactive steps to avoid issues before they occur. This article…
Highlights from our Recent #SocialMediaAtWork Seminar
We’re pleased to share our highlights video from our #SocialMediaAtWork seminar. This informative seminar was hosted by our Employment & Compensation Group in Toronto on June 7th. Topics included the legal and reputational risks of both employees’ and employers’ social media use and practical guidance to help minimize employers’ exposure to these risks.
Are Employers Responsible for Protecting Their Employees on Social Media? “Yes” According to a Recent Decision
Does the workplace extend into cyberspace? In a precedent setting decision with potentially far-reaching implications, a labour arbitrator has found an employer liable for failing to protect its workers from harassment and discrimination in customer posts on the employer’s Twitter account (Toronto Transit Commission and ATU, Local 113, 2016 CarswellOnt 10550). Employers using social media to communicate with clients, customers or the general public may need to rethink how to they respond to uncivil, abusive or threatening online posts targeting their workers.
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“Unfriend Me”: Social Media, Discipline and Discharge
It is no secret that social media platforms are changing the way we communicate, the way we inform ourselves, and the way we do business. In fact, the growth of these platforms has been nothing short of phenomenal.
However, social media has also created new challenges for employers. To assist you with these new challenges, we draw your attention to two recent cases.
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