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Unfair dismissal: no special rules apply to Facebook misconduct cases

This report relates to 1 case(s)

The British Waterways Board (t/a Scottish Canals) v Smith EAT/0004/15

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In the first Scottish appellate decision on Facebook misconduct, the EAT has held that ordinary principles of law apply. The EAT held that the employment tribunal had erred in law and substituted its own views for those of the employer.