Two members of staff posted pictures of themselves 'planking' on facebook. Lying in places that put their health and safety at risk, ontop of top shelf in backroom at work. Above back door at work. comments have been made about this on facebook, including the Manager saying 'I wasnt in, Ha ha'. We plan to investigate all three, how far could we go with this? Could we go to dismissal? we have a policy on blogging and social networking which states.
Where a user has disclosed confidential information, breached the companies data
protection obligations or any of the companies equal opportunities or Bullying and
Harassment policies, failed to obtain consent before making a comment public, used
official branding without consent, made a disparaging or critical comments, or done
anything which harms or could reasonably be expected to harm the companies
reputation or business interests this will be treated as misconduct under the
companies disciplinary procedures and in serious cases will be treated as gross
misconduct and could lead to dismissal.