Injunctions and Entitlement to Terminate at Common Law Without Cause

In a judgement delivered by Ms Justice Finlay Geoghegan on 16th March 2014 in [Lee Bradshaw v William Murphy and Joseph Murphy and Claire Murphy and Copper Bar and Grill Limited [2014] IEHC 146] the plaintiff, a Chef and restaurateur was employed by the fourth named defendant "The Copper Bar [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:58+00:00November 11th, 2014|Damages, Facebook, High Court, Injunction, latest news, Litigation, Wrongful Dismissal|Comments Off on Injunctions and Entitlement to Terminate at Common Law Without Cause

Facebook posting and demotion – English High Court rules in favour of Employee but expresses “real disquiet” about the financial award

The recent English decision of Mr Adrian Smith  v Trafford Housing Trust [2012 EWHC 3221 (Ch) delivered by Justice Briggs in November 2012 sheds further light on the explosion of social media and how it impacts on the workplace. This case is one to watch as it concerns a breach of contract action, which [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:19:25+00:00March 19th, 2013|Constructive Dismissal, Contracts of Employment, Facebook, Freedom of Expression, latest news, Privacy, social media, Unfair Dismissal|Comments Off on Facebook posting and demotion – English High Court rules in favour of Employee but expresses “real disquiet” about the financial award

New Louisiana law requires sex offenders/child predators to state their criminal status on Facebook

Interesting report on CNN The new Louisiana law states that sex offenders and child predators "shall include in his profile for the networking website an indication that he is a sex offender or child predator and shall include notice of the crime for which he was convicted, the jurisdiction of [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:15:38+00:00June 26th, 2012|Facebook, Privacy, social media|Comments Off on New Louisiana law requires sex offenders/child predators to state their criminal status on Facebook

Is the High Court on Facebook? – Lexology

Is the High Court on Facebook? - Lexology. In (1) Ako Capital LLP (2) Ako Master Fund Limited v TFS Derivatives Limited), before granting permission, the High Court in the UK sought assurances that (a) the relevant Facebook account belonged to the person in question and (b) the individual habitually checked the account. The [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:15:39+00:00June 16th, 2012|Facebook, social media|Comments Off on Is the High Court on Facebook? – Lexology

High Court order compels Facebook to reveal IP identities of tormentors

In an article on skynews, Nicola Brookes who was targeted by so-called online trolls has won backing from the High Court to have her tormentors' identities disclosed.  Her anonymous tormentors set up a fake Facebook profile in her name using her picture to post explicit comments and lure young girls, her [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:15:19+00:00June 11th, 2012|Facebook, latest news, Litigation|Comments Off on High Court order compels Facebook to reveal IP identities of tormentors

Facebook Users Can now update their “organ donation” status

FACEBOOK CHIEF executive Mark Zuckerberg is urging Facebook users to share their organ-donor status on the site, aiming to spur more donations and reduce waiting times for transplants More than 114,000 people in the US and millions more worldwide are waiting for life-saving heart, liver or kidney transplants, Facebook said. Many [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:15:19+00:00June 5th, 2012|Facebook, Medical, Privacy|Comments Off on Facebook Users Can now update their “organ donation” status

New code of Conduct Agreed by Teaching Council concerning Facebook

TEACHERS SHOULD not befriend their students on Facebook and other social networking sites, according to a new code of conduct agreed by the Teaching Council. The new code is the first attempt to set down clear guidelines on use of social media for 70,000 primary and second-level teachers in the [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:15:19+00:00June 5th, 2012|Facebook|Comments Off on New code of Conduct Agreed by Teaching Council concerning Facebook

Survey Adds to Facebook woes

Interesting article in Irish Times today highlighting that 80% of Facebook users have never bought a product or service as a result of advertising or comments on the social network site, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. A sign of concern for investors given that stock is down 29% since the [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:15:20+00:00June 5th, 2012|Facebook|Comments Off on Survey Adds to Facebook woes