Capping public sector redundancy payments is only half the story
Employment Issues

Capping public sector redundancy payments is only half the story

Sold as an end to ‘golden goodbyes’, a cap on redundancy payments for public sector workers is set to be introduced by legislation following promises made in the Queen’s speech. But the true impact will be felt much further. The Guardian reported that: A legally binding £95,000 cap is to be imposed on redundancy payments … Continue reading

Final twist for 17 year old Twitter troubled Police youth adviser
Employment Issues / Social Media

Final twist for 17 year old Twitter troubled Police youth adviser

It has been reported that 17 year old Paris Brown has now resigned from her position.  The’youth police commissioner’ in Kent has come under intense scrutiny following the discovery of offensive tweets after only 3 days in the job. Initially it was thought that Paris Brown would remain in her post despite the now-deleted tweets … 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

Google, Facebook and Twitter ordered to remove photos
Social Media

Google, Facebook and Twitter ordered to remove photos

Google, Facebook and Twitter have now been served with injunctions by the Police ordering them to remove photographs purporting to be of Jon Venables. This follows the announcement from the Attorney General’s office on Monday which threatened contempt of court proceedings against those individuals who originally posted or subequently retweeted the photos. The photos uploaded … 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

Twitter bullying allegations cause headache for Government Minister
Employment Issues / Social Media

Twitter bullying allegations cause headache for Government Minister

Michael Gove may have been aware of a campaign of online bullying by members of his team, reports the Guardian. Two special advisors are accused of bullying journalists and political opponents from an anonymous twitter account. New information suggests that the Education Secretary misled Parliament over his knowledge of the alleged transgressions and breach of … Continue reading