Lawyers not immune to social media mishaps
Employment Issues / Social Media

Lawyers not immune to social media mishaps

A trainee solicitor with one of the world’s top legal firms now faces the possibility of dismissal following the reporting of an online video in which he describes his role as “f***ing people over for money”. The Clifford Chance trainee, whose name has not been disclosed, was seen in a video interview with Oxford University student … 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

Three Civil Servants Dismissed For Social Media Breach
Employment Issues / Social Media

Three Civil Servants Dismissed For Social Media Breach

The Metro has reported that three civil servants have been dismissed from the Home Office following allegations they breached social media guidelines. Information obtained through a Freedom of Information request has revealed that the dismissals followed postings on Facebook, MySpace and Bebo that brought the government department into disrepute, in breach of an internal social media … Continue reading