‘Tweets are my own’ – except when your company’s reputation is on the line (Toughest HR Question)

Employers can ask workers not to identify themselves as employees on personal social media accounts
By Stuart Rudner
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/10/2014

Question: Can an employer order employees not to display certain information on their personal websites and social media sites, such as anything identifying themselves as employees of that particular company?

Answer: Yes. If the proper policies are in place, employees must comply with “acceptable” online activity.

If employers were not already convinced social media is a legitimate concern and they need to take steps to control employees’ use thereof, some recent events should make this even clearer.