New ACAS Guidance on Social Networking in the Workplace

Created on: 18 Oct 2011 | Last modified: 22 Apr 2020

ACAS has issued a series of fact-sheets giving guidance to employers regarding social networking, these ACAS fact-sheets build on new research from the Institute for Employment Studies.

The ACAS guidelines for employers on how to approach the expanding use of social networking in the workplace do not in themselves have statutory force, but Employment Tribunals may use them to help determine if a employer/employee has acted reasonably.

The guidance is found at: