On June 7, our Toronto office’s Employment & Compensation Group hosted #SocialMediaAtWork, a seminar to discuss the ongoing challenges that social media presents to employers and to help inform and update best practices around social media.
For instance, is your company’s social media policy up to date? Does it clearly state what’s permissible/not permissible and what may happen if the policy is breached?
And if an employee posts inappropriate content on a personal account outside of work hours, what recourse does the employer have? Can the employer be liable for an employee’s social media posts?
The event brought Baker McKenzie partners, associates and management together with clients to celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the work place while sharing ideas on how we can continue to break down walls and be leaders on issues of equality.
On June 27, our office played host to the Firm’s regional 1L Diversity Roundtable series as part of our Diversity Week celebration in Toronto.
We invited 35 students from six law schools across Ontario — University of Windsor, University of Toronto, Osgoode Hall, Queen’s University, Western University and McGill University — to learn more about our Diversity & Inclusion initiatives and to share their thoughts with us and each other on these issues in an open forum.