You’re back in the office after a lovely, relaxing weekend. You went on a spa break with your friends, with massages and prosecco. Even though you’re at your desk, you’re feeling quite chilled out – until your boss mentions they saw a picture you put on Instagram.
It’s a relatively innocuous comment and you try not to overthink it. After all, you get along well with your manager. However, you can’t help feeling unsettled that they’ve been looking at your social media.
Most modern workers know what they should and shouldn’t share on social media. While it’s fine to share what you’ve been up to out-of-hours – within reason, of course – certain things should be avoided, like bad-mouthing your boss or your company.
But is it legal for your employer to spy on your personal social media – and what should you do if they are watching your every move?