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Employee use of information and communication technology

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  • How to deal with an employee who has posted negative comments about the organisation on a social networking site

    Type:
    How to

    Updated to refer to Atherton v Bensons Vending Ltd, in which an employee's derogatory comments about his employer on Facebook did not justify the withholding of notice pay.

  • Date:
    10 May 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    In the aftermath of Danny Baker's sacking from the BBC this week for tweeting what he later described was an "idiotic" joke about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's new-born son, Kirsty Cooke investigates how employers should handle their employees' use of social media.

  • Social media misconduct: Snapchat posts increased tiger kidnapping risk

    Date:
    26 March 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Elliott v RMS Cash Solutions Ltd, a Northern Ireland tribunal held that a cash transit firm fairly dismissed an employee whose Snapchat posts revealed a colleague's personal details. The posts increased the risk of "tiger kidnapping", which involves staff or their families being kidnapped to force staff to help commit a crime.

  • Date:
    12 March 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Technology has revolutionised the way many people organise their work and created a debate around employee status. But it is also increasingly used to campaign for better treatment and conditions in the workplace, argues Susie Al-Qassab - employment law partner at Hodge, Jones & Allen.

  • Ryanair sacks stranded cabin crew for 'breach of trust'

    Date:
    8 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    Six Ryanair cabin crew were dismissed by the airline this week for "breach of trust" after a photograph was circulated on social media showing the employees apparently asleep on the floor at an airport crew room.

  • Date:
    25 October 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    This week's Court of Appeal decision that Morrisons was vicariously liable for a serious data breach by a disgruntled employee has got employers worried.

  • What are Glassdoor's reviews really telling us?

    Date:
    20 September 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Glassdoor's employer reviews pose a challenge to organisations: use the forum as an opportunity for more engagement and increase transparency, or rely on traditional, more controlled ways of communicating with prospective candidates. Does it foster a more open culture or just another opportunity to offload on social media? Adam McCulloch reports.

  • Sainsbury's employee dismissed for Facebook post wins case

    Date:
    22 June 2018
    Type:
    News

    A former Sainsbury's employee was unfairly dismissed after an investigation into whether he had committed an act of gross misconduct was not approached with an open mind, an employment tribunal has found.

  • Policy on mobile telephone use

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Updated to take account of the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018, including a new section to explain how personal data will be handled during monitoring of mobile telephone use.

  • Policy on making personal telephone calls

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Updated to take account of the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018, including a new section to explain how personal data will be handled when monitoring the making of personal calls on work telephones.