Jamie Elliott v RMS Cash Solutions Limited [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    NI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Contracts of Employment, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Consistency; Social Media; Tiger Kidnapping

The claimant was employed as a Secure Area Operator with the respondent company which operated a cash management and secure transit cash service. The respondent had a strict ‘Safeguards’ policy which outlined the importance of employees not sharing any work-related matters online. The claimant accepted that he had taken a number of ‘selfie’ photographs and sent them on the ‘Snapchat’ social media platform.

The claimant was clearly visible in each photograph and the company logo was visible in at least one photograph. Names, job titles and nationalities of other employees were also shared.

The claimant was suspended and later dismissed. He argued other employees who had committed similar

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This article is correct at 15/02/2019

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