In DLA Piper's case of the week, Whitmar Publications Ltd v Gamage and others, the High Court required a former employee to hand over the details of a LinkedIn account that she had established in the course of her employment, but that she had also used for personal purposes.
The employment tribunal held that the claimant was unfairly dismissed for comments on Facebook about his workplace, although his compensation was reduced by 50%.
The employment tribunal held that the claimant was fairly dismissed after making threats on Facebook to a colleague who had reported him to the employer for his frequent references to his workplace as "Dante's Inferno".
Social media poses legal and practical pitfalls for employers, say Susan Snedden and Alan Delaney.
A model policy to set out rules on the use of email and the internet at work.
The increasing use of social media sites can have huge ramifications for both employers and employees, as John Chalton reports.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the internet and internet use.