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Social media and gross misconduct

United Kingdom - June 23 2011 In Preece v JD Wetherspoons plc an employment tribunal considered the use of social media (in this case, Facebook) in the context of gross misconduct.

Brian Gegg

Negligent misstatement

United Kingdom - July 20 2011 An interesting case in the High Court examined the situation where an ex-employer badmouths a former employee several years after employment has ended.

Brian Gegg

When does an employment contract terminate?

United Kingdom - May 19 2011 The Court of Appeal has revisited the thorny question of the point at which an employment contract terminates for common law purposes.

Brian Gegg, Marc Meryon

Weight Watchers leaders are employees for tax purposes

United Kingdom - January 25 2012 The guidelines for identifying whether a relationship is one of employment or selfemployment are well-established, dating from Ready Mixed Concrete (SE) Ltd v Minister of Pensions and National Insurance in 1968.

Brian Gegg

Entire agreement clauses under scrutiny

United Kingdom - May 19 2011 It is common in employment contracts to include an 'entire agreement' clause which provides that the employment contract constitutes the entire understanding between employer and employee in relation to the employment.

Brian Gegg, Marc Meryon