There is no doubt that most businesses use social media and collaboration tools such as social business software of some kind or another and embrace the benefits that these can bring. Even as far back as 2009, a global Manpower Survey found that businesses identified the main benefits of using social media as; brand building, fostering collaboration and communication, as a way of recruiting new talent, improving employee engagement and driving innovation. But there are also risks associated with the use of social media by employees.

This seminar, in association with Red Anchor Recruitment, examines the main legal risks that can arise in the workplace between a business and its workforce and how to mitigate those risks.


Linky Trott


Linky Trott

Linky has a wealth of experience and advises on a full range of employment issues for established corporate clients and senior executives in both regulated and non-regulated industries. She has provided strategic advice on a number of successful team moves within the communications and financial sector acting for both the poaching competitor and the individuals being approached.

Linky understands that when a business or a senior executive has an employment related issue, it frequently requires immediate and urgent attention and Linky is consistently praised by clients for her speed of response and turnaround time. Her client base encompasses a broad range of industry sectors including financial services (from senior executives in substantial financial institutions to owner managed hedge funds), professional services (including legal, architectural, accounting, recruitment, and consultancies), local authorities, PR and advertising, manufacturing and retail companies.

Emma Sangeelee

Senior Associate

Emma Sangeelee

Emma qualified in 2008 and advises across a full range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters including day-to-day HR issues, strategic management of disciplinary and grievance processes and full scale litigation.

She has particular expertise in discrimination law and also advises on unfair dismissal, whistle-blowing, corporate transactions and the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Emma works with corporate clients and individuals across a variety of industry sectors, including hospitality, charity, media and entertainment, financial services, manufacturing, education, and local authorities.

Emma is a trustee and member of the management committee of Disability Action in Islington and is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

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