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Dismissing an employee for making derogatory Facebook comments was unfair

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 13 2011

An Employment Tribunal has held, in the case of Whitham v Club 24 Ltd ta Ventura, that a dismissal of an employee who had posted derogatory comments about her workplace on Facebook was not reasonable in all the circumstances and so constituted an unfair dismissal

Unfair dismissal update

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 13 2011

There has been a flurry of recent decisions concerning disciplinary and dismissal procedures

Social media and data protection policies: an employer's warning

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 16 2011

Recent high profile stories from the world of sport, one concerning footballers and Twitter and the other an alleged breach of data protection rules by a FIFA ticket retailer have again highlighted for employers the issues that potentially arise from use of social media by employees