An employment tribunal found that a golf club fairly dismissed an employee for excessive personal internet use during working hours, despite the fact that it did not have a formal policy on staff use of the internet.
An employment tribunal has found that a firefighter was unfairly dismissed for gross misconduct after he circulated an email to a large number of colleagues about the replacement of beds with chairs for resting firefighters on night shifts.
Lists of contacts kept by employees on their employer's email system are likely to be the property of the employer, unless they are compartmentalised into separate lists of personal and work contacts (Pennwell Publishing (UK) Ltd v Ornstien and others  IRLR 700).
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