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January 30, 2013

The Use of Social Media in the Workplace – Thailand Chapter

The Use of Social Media in the Workplace provides overviews of the uses, risks, and benefits of social media in the workplace and its legal implications in multiple jurisdictions.

The chapter on Thailand was written by David Duncan, consultant in the Tilleke & Gibbins corporate and commercial department. Specifically, the Q&A chapter covers the risks posed to employers that use information from social media sites to vet job applicants, including provisions on unlawful discrimination in Thailand’s 2007 Constitution. The chapter also looks at other problems that may arise when social media sites are used in the workplace, such as productivity, and outside the workplace by employees, such as possible damage to the employer’s reputation and release of confidential information.

The chapter highlights the steps that employers can take to minimize the risks of social media in the workplace, such as banning access, monitoring usage, and using restrictive covenants.

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