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Our thoughts on the McCririck case

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 14 2013

Racing pundit John McCririck has lost his age discrimination case against Channel 4 and IMG Media Limited. McCririck, who had worked for 'Channel 4

Employment contract breached when employee demoted due to Facebook posts

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 11 2012

In the case of Smith v Trafford Housing Trust, the High Court has ruled that an employee was entitled to express his opinion on gay marriage on his Facebook profile without facing disciplinary action from his employer

Dismissing an employee for making derogatory Facebook comments was unfair

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • 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

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

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • February 28 2011

Recent high profile stories have again highlighted for employers the issues that potentially arise from use of social media by employees

Did football commentators' remarks fall foul of the Equality Act 2010?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 10 2011

In January 2011 the remarks of football commentators Andy Gray and Richard Keys sparked a nationwide debate over where the line should be drawn between harmless workplace banter and inappropriate sexist behaviour

Referees win age discrimination appeal against mandatory red card

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 22 2010

Four football linesmen (or to give them their official title, "assistant referees") have won their challenge against a default retirement age of 48 imposed by Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), the body which provides referees for professional football

Referees win appeal against mandatory red card

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • May 14 2010

Four football linesmen (or to give them their official title, "assistant referees") have won their challenge against a default retirement age of 48 imposed by Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), the body which provides referees for professional football

Keegan wins case against Newcastle United

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • January 19 2010

Former Newcastle United Football Club (Newcastle) manager, Kevin Keegan, has been successful in his constructive dismissal claim against his former employer

Carol Thatcher: fair cop or thought police victim?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 17 2009

The events that led the BBC to sever its relationship with Carol Thatcher have parallels in every workplace and are a reminder of some of the basic issues of discrimination law

Rugby club held liable for player's violent conduct

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • August 7 2008

An employer can be found to be vicariously liable for delicts committed by an employee in the course of his employment, such as where he harms another