Brexit would hit British hospitality and farm workers hardest
Employment Issues

Brexit would hit British hospitality and farm workers hardest

According to new research(£) carried out for the Financial Times by Oxford University’s Migration Observatory, more than three-quarters of EU citizens currently working in certain industries and sectors in the UK under free movement provisions would not meet the current visa requirements post Brexit.  Although there are still many unknowns and the law would be likely … Continue reading

Social media podcast – Five Keys To Developing And Implementing A Social Media Policy
Employment Issues / Social Media

Social media podcast – Five Keys To Developing And Implementing A Social Media Policy

Once again, I joined Krisha De to discuss some recent social media and law stories from the news. This month’s focus was social media policies.  The five key points to consider when preparing or reviewing a social media policy are: The importance of having a social media policy Make sure the policy is relevant to your organisation … Continue reading

Does tweeting brother of Masters champion need schooling in social media misconduct?
Employment Issues / Social Media

Does tweeting brother of Masters champion need schooling in social media misconduct?

He may have trended worldwide and have been labelled an overnight ‘Twitter champ’, but could Danny Willett’s school teacher brother, Peter (PJ), be disciplined for his entertaining online commentary? Whilst his brother was winning the Masters, becoming the first European champion in 17 years, PJ was live-tweeting reactions from his living room in Sheffield. As … Continue reading

Primary school teaching assistant sacked for ‘inappropriate’ Facebook underwear photos 
Employment Issues / In the News / Social Media

Primary school teaching assistant sacked for ‘inappropriate’ Facebook underwear photos 

When sharing photos of yourself on social media, how inappropriate must they be to have your employment terminated?  Even though Gemma Laird had photos from a lingerie photo shoot on her private Facebook profile, the very fact of their existence seems to have been enough for the school to dismiss her. But the story has once again sparked … Continue reading

Social media and the law podcast, March 2016 #TalkingSocBiz
Employment Issues / In the News / Legal Topics / Social Media

Social media and the law podcast, March 2016 #TalkingSocBiz

Each month I’ll be joining global social media expert and consultant Krishna De to discuss the hot topics and legal issues arising from social media stories and developments in technology. Given there is no shortage of news in this controversial, but largely unregulated sector, there will be some interesting insights, practical solutions and tips that everyone can benefit from. The … Continue reading

Sadiq Khan’s aide quits following social media shame
Employment Issues / In the News / Social Media

Sadiq Khan’s aide quits following social media shame

A former law student and parliamentary office worker has resigned his position after a newspaper published tweets dating back up to 4 years. Shueb Salar worked as an aide to London Mayoral hopeful Sadiq Khan since 2014, but was suspended following the publication of a story in the Mail on Sunday detailing tweets he is alleged to have … Continue reading

Social media misconduct – no formal guidance but some sensible rules
Employment Issues / Social Media / Solicitors Journal

Social media misconduct – no formal guidance but some sensible rules

Although the EAT has not yet provided guidance on dealing with social media-related conduct issues, there are some elements of a recent decision that employers can learn from, writes Kevin Poulter An employee dismissed for posting ‘banter’ on Facebook several years before initially succeeded in his claim for unfair dismissal, but that decision has now … Continue reading