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Tue, 09 Jan



Managing Misuse of Social Media

A session covering the misuse of social media to intimidate and harass employees

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Managing Misuse of Social Media
Managing Misuse of Social Media

Time & Location

09 Jan 2024, 10:00 – 12:00


About the event

Misuse of Social Media to Bully and Intimidate Staff  (2 hours) (£40)

Anything published on Facebook or other Social Media is automatically in the public arena, whether or not it is in a closed group, and abusive / offensive comments concerning Employees of a Council can result in legal action against the Council. The presentation will address:

  • The Council’s liability for the conduct of individual Members’ Social Media posts.
  • The Council’s ability to manage unacceptable conduct by either Employees or Members and the relevance of the Ledbury authority.
  • Dealing with bullying and harassment.
  • Responding to the effects of unacceptable conduct on the health of Employees.
  • Potential criminal convictions under the Malicious Publications Act 1988 and Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

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