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Cape Town – Employees should exercise caution when engaging on social media websites, a legal expert has warned in a year marked with social media racial slurs, starting with Sparrowgate on January 2.

Since then social media has been marred with ongoing racial incidents.

“With the recent spate of racially-based social media remarks, employees may be at risk of facing dismissal if what they say on social networking sites impacts on their employer's business or the relationship between them and their employer or colleagues,” associate at Baker & McKenzie Lauren Salt told Fin24.

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