Disciplining employees for posting damaging content online

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This page looks at the scope for disciplining employees over pictures or posts uploaded to social media sites which either damage your reputation or reveal confidential information. For practical tips on handling the particular challenges which arise when investigating social media misconduct (such as how to gather evidence) see How to - investigate suspected social media misconduct.

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