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Employment contract breached when employee demoted due to Facebook posts
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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 and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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

Referees win appeal against mandatory red card
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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