An employee has been running a business on Facebook while at work, can we dismiss him? Employment Law for Employers

There is rarely a straightforward answer in employment law but, in this case, it is highly likely that you can dismiss an employee for running a business on Facebook while at work.

Carrying on another business is likely to be gross misconduct. It is important to check the contract of employment and employee handbook and follow the disciplinary procedure to ensure the dismissal remains fair and reasonable.

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