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Is it fair to dismiss an employee who made derogatory comments about their employer on social media when the employer was aware of the misconduct at least six months before the dismissal?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 24 2015

Yes, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of British Waterways Board v Smith. Mr Smith worked as a manual worker for British

Code of Practice on Picketing to be updated
  • Taylor Wessing
  • United Kingdom
  • November 18 2015

The government has issued its response to the consultation paper asking for views on the extent of intimidation of non-striking workers and how this

Podcast: episode 81 - the view from Mayer Brown
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 6 2015

Nick takes a look at three recent cases, one concering unfortunate Facebook comments by an employee, one on the rights of agency workers under the

The privacy risks of social media
  • Werksmans Attorneys
  • United Kingdom
  • November 3 2015

We see more and more employees getting into trouble for posts they upload on social media. The question is; are employees then not entitled to their

Think ahead - foresight retail October 2015
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 29 2015

Following the entry into force of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, large retailers must audit their supply chains, in the UK and overseas, to enable

Working with the enemy: how vulnerable is your confidential data?
  • Watson Burton LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 21 2015

Does this scenario sound familiar? Your company loses a key employee, who had previously been trusted with access to your confidential customer

UK employee fairly dismissed for Facebook comments
  • William Fry
  • United Kingdom
  • October 15 2015

The dismissal of an employee for derogatory comments made on Facebook about his employer two years prior to his dismissal has been found to be fair

Fair dismissal for derogatory comments made against employer on Facebook
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 1 2015

The EAT found that a dismissal was fair where an employee had made derogatory comments about his employer on Facebook, even though the dismissal was

Can an employer read an employee's private social media posts?
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 28 2015

Recently, there has been a growth in cases concerning employees' use of social media outside of work, which has impacted their work. These cases

Fair dismissal for derogatory comments against employer on Facebook
  • Spratt Endicott Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • September 24 2015

The massive increase in social media is certainly still creating issues for employers in the workplace. In a recent case it was held fair to dismiss