In a recent case in an Employment Tribunal in Glasgow, we made a strong case for an unfair dismissal because the employer (NHS) did not set up a clear and up to date IT Policy.Not only that, the NHS had introduced a newer IT Policy which was not made known to our client, and for which our client had not signed an acknowledgment.
A major mistake of small businesses is the lack of an IT policy. A written, clear guideline of the usage of the company's computer infrastructure, access to the internet for personal and business purposes and the use of the rest of your digital devices, network and storage.
Strathclyde Forensics can prepare your IT policy and Internet Usage Policy for your employees.
You IT Policy is a document where you dictate what use of the computers and IT infrastructure is acceptable by your employees, and what is not. It is a document that you can offer (with a signed receipt) to each and every employee, and it can be part of the terms and conditions of their employment. It will protect you in future disputes, if a case reaches an employment tribunal or a court.
But one of the new trends that turns to a security epidemic is that of BYOD ("Bring Your Own Device") at work.
Apart from the legal protection, when employees adhere by a set policy, this minimizes the risk of loss of data, infections by malware and breaches of security in general.
Do not postpone it any further. Contact us now and let us help you protect your business, your assets and your investment.