Misuse of Facebook by Employees: To post or not to post?

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Once again employees being dismissed for posting derogatory comments on Facebook is back in the headlines. The reality is, despite what many employees believe, posts on Facebook and Twitter cannot properly be considered private and misuse of Facebook by employees can have huge implications!

In the recent case of British Waterways Board v Smith, Mr Smith was summarily dismissed for gross misconduct for posting derogatory comments about his employer on Facebook and also for their belief that he had consumed alcohol whilst on standby a couple of years earlier.

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