Study: One-third of employers disciplined employees for social media use

Employers are cracking down on employees’ use of social media, yet few have a social media policy in place.

According to a study from DLA Piper, this is a fairly often occurrence. One-third of employers have disciplined employees for something they posted on a social networking site.

Of the employees who use social media at work, 14 percent have tweeted or posted a status update about a work issue, 22 percent have shared something about a colleague, and 28 percent have posted photos of colleagues or business activities.

Despite employees’ active social networking habits, only a quarter of the businesses surveyed have a social media policy in place.

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