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".
A Northern Ireland industrial tribunal has provided a useful example for employers of circumstances in which it can be fair to dismiss an employee for offensive comments made about a work colleague on Facebook.
In this unusual case, an employee was dismissed for offensive material on his computer despite the fact that his manager, who lied during the disciplinary process, had been aware of some of the material and even emailed him a pornographic video at work.
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