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

HMV employees go rogue as attention turns to them
Employment Issues / Social Media

HMV employees go rogue as attention turns to them

Whether it’s real or the work of mischievous hackers, an outburst on Twitter today, seemingly from the troubled retailer’s own employees, highlights a problem many employers may face in the coming years. HMV’s  62,561 Twitter followers received a twenty minute tirade of messages from workers in the process of being dismissed. Initially light-hearted, the missives soon … Continue reading

Employment Issues / In the News

Employment Tribunal Statistics – Good News For Employers?

The Tribunal reform is already taking effect. Here is the proof The Tribunal Service has just published some interesting statistics, breaking down the claims, awards and averages over the twelve months to 21 March 2012. Contrary to what we might be told by Vince and the BIS team, the effects of Tribunal reform already seem … Continue reading