InsightsInsight - Employment & HR - POSTED: August 11 2015
Fair dismissal for derogatory comments on Facebook
The EAT in The British Waterways Board -v- Smith has held that it was fair to dismiss an employee that made derogatory comments on Facebook.
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The EAT in The British Waterways Board -v- Smith has held that it was fair to dismiss an employee that made derogatory comments on Facebook even though the misconduct took place two years before dismissal.
This case is a useful reminder of the importance of an effective social media policy and for employees to exercise caution when posting online.
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