By: 16 October 2016
Taylor&Emmet hosts seminar on social media and employment law for social housing group

Taylor&Emmet has helped Women in Social Housing (WISH) to get to grips with the do’s and don’ts of using social media on office equipment.

The firm hosted a free breakfast seminar for WISH at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield and provided delegates from the group with advice on using platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Led by Taylor&Emmet employment law specialist, Tom Draper (pictured), the event summarised the current legal position on social media, explained what is expected of employees while at work and provided options for managers who believe a member of staff has overstepped the mark.

Speaking before the seminar, associate solicitor Draper said: “This interactive event is open to anyone working in social housing, regardless of gender and we are expecting an excellent turnout from this proactive and well connected industry. Our aim is to engage, inform and interest attendees in what is a relatively new area of employment law by demonstrating how a mistimed comment can impact on the individual’s reputation and that of his or her employer.”