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Social media misconduct: employee fairly dismissed for comments made on unrestricted Facebook page
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 21 2015

In The British Waterways Board v Smith, the EAT held that an employer had fairly dismissed an employee who posted comments on Facebook expressing


EAT case confirms no specific principles apply to social media cases
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • August 20 2015

Should derogatory comments posted on social media sites be treated differently from other forms of misconduct? This was the issue before the EAT in


Two year old derogatory Facebook comments - water under the bridge?
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 14 2015

In British Waterways Board v Smith UKEAT000415, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) had to decide whether it was fair to dismiss an employee who


Facebook brag leaves British Waterways employee in the drink
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2015

The rise in misconduct by way of social media was again addressed by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the recent case of British Waterways


Employee fairly dismissed for Facebook comments posted two years previously
  • Winckworth Sherwood
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") has held in British Waterways Board v Smith that the dismissal of an employee who made derogatory comments


Fair dismissal for Facebook comments
  • Watson Burton LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 12 2015

The EAT has held that it was fair to dismiss an employee who made derogatory comments about his employer on Facebook, despite the fact the postings


Let’s talk shop retail claims update - summer 2015
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 29 2015

There has been recent speculation that damages for failing to provide sun protection to employees working outside could be the next ‘big thing’ if an


Extra time granted to file UK share plan returns
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2015

On 7 July we reported that HMRC's online filing system for employment related shares was down - worrying, given the 6 July filing deadline. Things


The dangers of social media in the workplace
  • Collyer Bristow LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2015

Social media can do an immense amount of good but we have also seen what happens when it goes wrong. There have been a wealth of bust ups via Twitter


A business guide to the use of social media by employees
  • Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2015

Millions of people in the UK use social media sites including Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and LinkedIn regularly. Smart phone technology makes it