Young job applicants penalised for use of social media
Social Media

Young job applicants penalised for use of social media

Research conducted by OnDevice Research has found that young people in the UK are being rejected by employers for inappropriate comments and photos posted on social media sites. The Young People’s Consumer Confidence (YPCC) Index covers 6,000 16-34 year olds across six countries in both developed and growth markets. It has been designed to help businesses … Continue reading

Update: More arrested for inciting racial or religious hatred on Twitter
Employment Issues / Social Media

Update: More arrested for inciting racial or religious hatred on Twitter

It has been widely reported that more people have been arrested for making alleged offensive comments on social media sites following the attacks in Woolwich, London this week. Following complaints from members of the public, a 23-year-old and a 22-year-old, from the Bristol area were held by Avon and Somerset Police on suspicion of inciting … Continue reading

Tweeting ‘#bloodycyclists’ motorist suspended from her job
Employment Issues / Social Media

Tweeting ‘#bloodycyclists’ motorist suspended from her job

A trainee accountant who has achieved nationwide noteriety after allegedly hitting then tweeting about “#bloodycyclists” is reported to have been suspended from her job. Emma Way tweeted that she had ‘definitely knocked a cyclist off his biker earlier – I have right of way he doesn’t even pay road tax #bloodycyclists’.  As a result of her tweet, … Continue reading

DVLA disciplines employees for using Facebook at work
Employment Issues / Social Media

DVLA disciplines employees for using Facebook at work

Following a freedom of information request by think tank Parliament Street, it  has been reported that a DVLA civil servant has been dismissed for breaching the ban on using social media whilst at work, even though he was using his own phone. Details have also been disclosed about 3 other employees from the Swansea based Driver and … Continue reading