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Executives lose wrongful dismissal claim over WhatsApp porn

Two men sacked after sharing offensive material on WhatsApp lose their £300,000 claim against their former employer for wrongful dismissal.

Should smartphones be banned in the workplace?

11 Nov 2019

Allowing smartphones at work can affect productivity, but is an outright ban the answer?

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Google releases strict guidelines on employee communications

28 Aug 2019

Google has released new workplace guidelines urging staff not to insult one another or make misleading comments about the company....

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Reputation management: how to handle employees’ tweets

19 Aug 2019

As debate on politics and society heats up on Twitter and other platforms, HR needs to heed advice on how to handle social media posts that might cause reputational damage

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When is an employer liable for an employee’s Facebook post?

31 Jul 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently found that Heathrow Airport was not liable for an employee’s racially offensive Facebook post. The...

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How employees are using social activism to make their voices heard

16 Jul 2019

With traditional union membership in decline, employees are finding new ways to voice their opposition to corporate decisions, as shown...

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Turning up the heat on employees who tweet

10 May 2019

In the aftermath of Danny Baker's sacking from the BBC this week Kirsty Cooke investigates how employers should handle their employees’ use of social media.

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Driven to distraction: How can we tackle our waning attention spans?

16 Apr 2019

Our collective attention span is disappearing as more and more channels of information make demands on our time. This is...

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Cleaner unfairly dismissed for Topshop pay protest

21 Feb 2019

A cleaner at Topshop’s flagship London store has won up to £75,000 after an employment tribunal found she had been...

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‘Ghosting’ in recruitment: a growing candidate trend

15 Jan 2019

In the world of modern dating, few things leave the sting of confusion and despair as much as being ghosted....

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Ryanair sacks stranded cabin crew for ‘breach of trust’

7 Nov 2018

Six Ryanair cabin crew were dismissed by the airline this week for “breach of trust” after a photograph was circulated...

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Sainsbury’s employee dismissed for Facebook post wins case

22 Jun 2018

A former Sainsbury’s employee was unfairly dismissed after an investigation into whether he had committed an act of gross misconduct...

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How HR can help in the battle against cyber-criminals

21 Mar 2018

Giving free rein over internet access at work does not only post reputational risks, but leaves organisations open to cyber-hackers....

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Do social networks increase exposure to sexual harassment claims?

17 Jan 2018

There is a school of thought that new forms of digital technology have driven a new wave of sexual harassment...

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Private sector strike days jump 80%

4 Dec 2017

The number of working days lost to strike action in the private sector has increased by 80% in a year,...

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