September 2017

Employers are continually scrutinised and more policies placed on them (and employees) to ensure that employees are protected.  This is (rightfully) good news for employees as it helps to stop unfair treatment in the workplace. However, this can have an adverse effect in that (in certain cases) the employee can abuse this system with very little the employer can do about it. The question to ask, is there anything you can do as an employer to ensure YOU are not being treated unfairly? Many employer's or companies have taken to monitoring online activity, this can be ranging from general social media sweeps ensuring that employees are not portraying a negative image of the company (or employer) to checking the history on your computer to make sure you are not wasting company time on personal pursuits. This can lead to two