Social Media Policy

J. Kent understands that employees may use social media in their lives outside of working hours, and that social media can be a fun and rewarding way to share your life and opinions with family, friends and co-workers. However, social media comes with risks and responsibilities. For purposes of this policy, social media is defined as: all means of communicating or posting information or content of any sort on the internet, including to your weblog, diary or journal, someone else’s weblog, diary or journal, social networking or affinity websites, web bulletin boards or chat rooms, and any other form of electronic communication, whether or not affiliated with J. Kent.

J. Kent’s principles and policies apply to your activities online. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for what you post online. Before creating online content, consider the risks and rewards involved. Keep in mind that if any online content adversely impacts your job performance, the performance of a co-worker, a Client, vendor, or any of J. Kent’s business interests, you may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Carefully review this policy, and J. Kent’s Anti-Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation policy, and ensure your postings are consistent with these policies. Inappropriate postings that are discriminatory, harassing or make threats of violence, or any inappropriate or unlawful conduct will not be tolerated and may subject you to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

J. Kent strongly discourages employees from posting their affiliation with J. Kent on social media. J. Kent does not allow an employee to post anything on social media that purports to speak for J. Kent without expressed written consent from the President of J. Kent to do so. If you reveal any affiliation with J. Kent, you must make it clear that you are speaking for yourself and not on behalf of J. Kent. Be aware that others will associate you with J. Kent when you identify yourself as such. Please ensure that any online profiles and related content are consistent with how you wish to present yourself with Clients and colleagues.

You must not disclose any confidential information regarding J. Kent, J. Kent’s Clients, or J. Kent’s vendors on social media, including a Client’s name or any other identifying information. Please review and reference the Confidentiality Policy regarding what is considered confidential information. If you were required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement as part of an assignment, you must comply with the agreement at all times, including on social media. Disclosure of confidential information on social media may subject you to disciplinary action up to and including termination.