Employment law cases

Atherton v Bensons Vending Ltd ET/2411749/2018

Reports relating to this case:

  • Social media misconduct: Dismissal without notice pay leads to wrongful dismissal

    10 May 2019

    In Atherton v Bensons Vending Ltd, an employment tribunal held that a small employer fairly dismissed an employee who made a personal attack on the managing director on Facebook. However, the claimant's wrongful dismissal was upheld because the employer could not show that his behaviour was so serious that it was entitled to dismiss him without notice pay.