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Q: One of our employees has put a number of defamatory remarks on Facebook about our Company. What can we do about this? A: We suggest that you write to the employee informing him that you consider the material to be defamatory and a breach of his contract and setting out the remedies you may have against the employee and demand the offending material be removed from the website. Inform the employee that following an investigation this may be considered to be a disciplinary matter and may even constitute gross misconduct which could result in summary dismissal. Make sure you carry out a thorough and independent investigation prior to making a decision on whether any disciplinary action should be taken and always follow your company procedures.

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