The Employment Appeal Tribunal considered the misuse of Twitter by an employee for the first time. The decision highlights the importance of having a robust policy in place relating to the use of social media at work.
Practical guidance on dealing with an employee who has posted negative comments on a social networking site such as Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, including defamation and breach of confidentiality on social media.
In this employment tribunal decision, two employees successfully claimed unfair dismissal after they were dismissed for misuse of their employer's internet and email facilities.
This employment tribunal decision centres on the claimant's misuse of his work internet and email, and his employer's decision to dismiss him on the basis that the misconduct led to a breakdown in trust and confidence.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the internet and internet use.