Met police scandal underlines risks of work group chats
Six former police officers have been charged with sending racist messages on a WhatsApp group under the Communications Act 2003. In an article for HR Magazine, partner in our employment team Tim Hayes comments on how, in group chats between co-workers, the lines between employees’ work and social lives can become blurred.
Tim Hayes states:
‘The fact that those apps are typically used for communicating in the private sphere has lulled workers into a false sense of security when it comes to what they can and can’t say about workplace issues.
In a recent case, a solicitor even lost a claim that her private messages were misused by her former employer when the employer disclosed them without her consent in the context of employment tribunal proceedings.’
The full article on work group chats is available to read on the HR Magazine website.