Plant v API Microelectronics Limited [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline and Grievance
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Social Media Abuse; Disrespect for Employer; Range of Reasonable Responses Test

In this GB employment tribunal case, the Claimant had been employed by the respondent for 17 years in the capacity as an operator of machinery in the bonding area of the manufacturing unit. At the time of the Claimant's dismissal she had a clean disciplinary record.

The respondents in December 2015 introduced a new social media policy and procedures to all staff as part of roll out of similar policies across the wider API Technology Group. The tribunal found that the Claimant was aware of the Policy and it could be assumed she had read it and must have been aware what was and what was not allowed.

Importantly, the document also reminds employees that conversations between friends on

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This article is correct at 18/05/2017

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