Every month we like to include an outlandish sacking that falls into the grasp of sensationalist tabloid newspapers. This month a McDonald’s employee was sacked after taunting a homeless person about being hungry and then throwing a burger on the floor for him to eat.
The incident took place outside of work but the employee filmed it as a ‘good deed’ and then uploaded a video of it to social media. Not only does such a video damage the employer’s reputation it is also a most likely a breach of their social media policy.
Case law is littered with cases of employees being dismissed for misusing either their own or company social media and this is another example of what not to upload.