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

Employment Issues / Social Media

Hospital worker faces dismissal for inappropriate tweeting as ‘Sir Cockhardt’

A hospital worker may be declared unfit to practise medicine after a series of messages sent through Twitter came to light. Paul Nam, under the pseudonym ‘Sir Cockhardt’, a former United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust worker, tweeted such comments as, “I was going to save the pubes from the first patient I shaved today and stick … Continue reading

Employee shareholders: a new way of working
Employment Issues / In the News

Employee shareholders: a new way of working

I was invited to join the BBC’s Your Money programme (video below) to discuss the introduction of employee shareholders under the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013.  Although the provisions are introduced from 1 September 2013, there remains some uncertainty about how they will change we work and how many employers will embrace them. In essence, this is … Continue reading

Has Elvis left the building? Making sure dismissed employees actually leave
Employment Issues / In the News

Has Elvis left the building? Making sure dismissed employees actually leave

I joined BBC World Business Edition on 5 August 2013 (video below) to discuss the curious case of KK Ho, a redundant employee who reinvented himself as a bonds salesman on the trading floor. Mr Ho was given time to find new employment after being made redundant from his management role in the Property Maintenance … 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