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Mar 30, 2020
London, United Kingdom
GBP 545 ≈USD 704
GBP 545 per day
May 19, 2020
London, United Kingdom
GBP 545 ≈USD 704
GBP 545 per day
Sep 10, 2020
London, United Kingdom
GBP 545 ≈USD 704
GBP 545 per day


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About the course

Explore the relationship between the use of social media in the workplace and employment law, with a focus on ethics and behaviours that underpin good practice.


This 1 day course covers the relationship between employment law and the use of social media in the workplace through the examination of legal, ethical, and sensible considerations. You'll explore ethical issues, good practice in this area and behaviours to support this practice with lively discussions and hands-on exercises. Overall, you'll have an overview of how social media impacts all people management processes and the entire employment life cycle.


By the end of the Social Media and Employment Law course, you'll be able to:

  • gain an understanding of key legislation that relates to social media use
  • become aware of boundaries and "grey areas" regarding ethics and behaviours (i.e. who owns the LinkedIn contact of Sales person who left x company?)
  • draft an action plan, compliant with the law, for implementing best policy and practice for your organisation


In just one day, you will:

  • define social media
  • consider the impact of social media at work
  • understand key legislation
  • learn how to minimize impact with risk management
  • understand ethical and moral considerations that sit alongside legal obligations.

The programme will cover the following topics and provide tools and tactics for:

  • what is social media? The What, Why, and Wow
  • business applications
  • common issues such as reputational damage, bullying, harassment, time-wasting, data proctection and more
  • key legislation as an evolving area with the likes of data protection, harassment and more
  • policy or practice mindset - how to embrace what you can't control and turn a crisis to an advantage rather than a risk
  • risk management - with the use of a risk register you'll look at high profile cases, discuss common risks, and works through a risk management process
  • Netiquette - a guideline on how to behave properly and treat people well online.

Who should attend

Social Media and Employment Law is ideal if you are at the beginning of your career and wish to broaden your understanding of strategic thinking and ethical considerations.

Trust the experts

Giles O'Halloran

Giles O’Halloran, Lead Tutor HR Business Partner Programmes, CIPD. Giles is an experienced HR and Recruitment professional who works as a freelance consultant, strategist, writer and coach. He started his HR career with IBM after first reading Modern Languages at Warwick University and becoming ...


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