A law firm recently sacked a senior partner after his colourful rant about Liverpool fans being 'scouse scum' and 'nasty horrible people' went viral. As this interesting debate in the Guardian shows, employers have difficult choices to make when confronted with social media issues.
.....it feels instinctively unfair to ditch a partner who was widely acclaimed as one of the best in his field purely on the basis of one mistake. But today’s mistakes are no longer tomorrow’s fish and chip paper. Twenty years ago it would have been dealt with by a ticking off and a host of jokes at the Christmas party. Mistakes today are forever encased in search engines, returning to rear their ugly head with every click from a potential client.