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

Probation officers ‘gagged’ by Grayling
Employment Issues / Social Media

Probation officers ‘gagged’ by Grayling

The Guardian has reported that the Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, has issued instructions that probation officers face the risk of disciplinary action if they publicly criticise him or his plans on Twitter or other social media. The ban follows the announcement of Grayling’s controversial plans to outsource 70% of the probation officers’ work with offenders. The gag … Continue reading

£35,000 Facebook Libel Claim Succeeds Against Anonymous Troll
Employment Issues / Social Media

£35,000 Facebook Libel Claim Succeeds Against Anonymous Troll

The BBC has reported a case in Northern Ireland in which a High Court judge has awarded damages of £35,000 against an unknown person who defamed people on Facebook. The identities of the three individuals who were libelled directly and by implication – and the business in which they worked – have not been revealed at the request of … Continue reading