In Game Retail Ltd v Laws the EAT has held that an employment judge erred in failing to take full account of the public nature of Twitter when finding that an employee’s dismissal for posting ‘offensive’ tweets was unfair. The judge did not properly consider whether the employee’s purportedly private use of Twitter was truly [...]

We’ve all been told to save the date, so no excuses for not voting on 7 May. As the coalition draws to a close, many people will no doubt be wondering who to support. Although the three main parties had not published their manifestos at the moment, politicians have been busy letting us know what [...]

In Williams v Leeds United Football Club, the High Court has held that an employer was entitled to summarily dismiss an employee, who was already serving 12 months’ notice of redundancy, when it discovered that, five years previously, he had forwarded a pornographic e-mail to a junior colleague and two external contacts. The employer was [...]

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