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Head 2 head - should an employer be able to dismiss an employee over comments made on social media?

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 22 2015

Some fascinating results from last month's survey on employee shareholders. In the first unanimous vote for our survey season, 100 of Respondents

Dismissal for posting abusive tweets on a personal Twitter account was fair

  • Taylor Wessing
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 21 2015

The original Employment Tribunal had held that an employer's decision to summarily dismiss an employee for posting offensive, non-work related

Gameover offensive private tweets may be enough

  • MacRoberts LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 21 2015

A recent EAT decision concerning offensive tweets made by an employee on his personal Twitter account, said that the Employment Judge should have

The EAT gets to grips with Twitter

  • Bond Dickinson LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 20 2015

We look at the first social media case involving the use of Twitter to reach the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). Game Retail Ltd v Laws

Broker told to get on his bike after Twitter joke falls flat

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 14 2015

Stockbroker Rayhan Qadar caused something of a Twitter storm at the beginning of last week when he tweeted “Think I just hit a cyclist. But I’m late

Range of reasonable responses test applies to dismissal for offensive tweeting

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 12 2015

In Game Retail Ltd v Laws the EAT has held that a tribunal should have taken full account of the public profile of Twitter when finding that an

UK: termination: dismissal for tweets from private account may be fair

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2015

It may be fair to dismiss an employee for posting offensive tweets on a personal Twitter account in the employee's own time, depending on the facts

New year - new social media policy?

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2015

In what is thought to be the first such case involving Twitter, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has overturned an Employment Judge’s decision that an

Golden rules for employers in dealing with the social media explosion

  • AO HALL Advocates
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 1 2015

As social media is a relatively new phenomenon, there is limited case law on this subject at present with no clear guidance for employers to follow

First United Kingdom decision on tweeting in workplace

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 22 2014

In the first UK high court decision on tweeting, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that dismissal of an employee for offensive posts on his