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

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    Atherton v Bensons Vending Ltd ET/2411749/2018 (0 other reports)

Atherton v Bensons Vending Ltd ET/2411749/2018

unfair dismissal | breach of contract | social media misconduct

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.