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.
In this tribunal decision, the claimant argued that he was unfairly dismissed for taking appropriate steps to protect himself from serious and imminent danger.
In this tribunal decision, an employee's summary dismissal for a single, serious breach of health and safety rules was held to be fair and non-discriminatory.
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 tribunal decision concerns an employee who was dismissed for sending allegedly inappropriate emails.
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.
In DLA Piper's case of the week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the case of an employee who was dismissed after testing positive for cannabis.
In DLA Piper's case of the week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered a case in which the employer was found to have fairly dismissed someone despite choosing not to follow the findings of an independent appeal panel.
Neil Window is a trainee solicitor, Heather Marsh, Carly Mather, Associate and David Rintoul are associate solicitors, and Catherine Barker is managing associate at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
In this case, a charity fairly dismissed two whistleblowing employees for the manner in which they had raised their concerns.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to dismissals for a reason relating to conduct.