Updated: Jurors JAILED for contempt of court following social media use
Social Media

Updated: Jurors JAILED for contempt of court following social media use

The Attorney General, Dominic Grieve has made good on his word to treat seriously inappropriate social media use. In an interview with me for Legal Cheek, Grieve said he would address any “undermining of fairness and justice” caused or exacerbated by the proliference of social  media, “either individually or collectively“. Grieve appeared in person at the … Continue reading

Festival fibs and spurious sickness: unauthorised leave in the holiday season
Employment Issues / Social Media

Festival fibs and spurious sickness: unauthorised leave in the holiday season

Glastonbury may have passed, but with Latitude just around the corner, Secret Garden Party and Bestival on the way and Wireless and T in the Park just behind us, music festivals are bigger than ever.    A festival that used to last just a weekend has now become a week-long marathon and together with the unseasonal hot weather, ticket holders are too … Continue reading

CPS staff disciplined for social media use
Social Media

CPS staff disciplined for social media use

Nine employees of the Crown Prosecution Service have been disciplined for using Facebook in the past 5 years with one employee going as far as befriending an on trial defendant on Facebook. Following a Freedom of Information request by thinktank Parliament Street, it has also been disclosed that three staff made derogatory comments online about colleagues who did not take part in a … Continue reading

Tesco: every twitter helps?
Employment Issues / Social Media

Tesco: every twitter helps?

A senior Tesco manager who tweeted that shutting five depots was an example of “awsome teamwork” and #worldclass has come under fire in Westminster. Distribution Director Steve Strachota sent the tweet about the re-structuring of  Tesco distribution centres which will see thousands of posts transferred with some quite possibly at risk of redundancy.  The depots facing closure are … Continue reading