Embracing social media use in a responsible way can have a significant positive impact on your business, your workplace culture, and employee/employer relationships. While there are many upsides to the use of social media, we also examine potential risks employers should be aware of.
A recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) adds to the growing body of Canadian case law confirming that tweets certainly can be libelous, though protections exist for comments on matters the court finds to be of public interest, including through anti-SLAPP legislation.
Social media is now a part of our lives, including our work lives. While it can be an important tool, employers need to use their good judgment and use it wisely.