Apple employee fired for Facebook rant
A panel has upheld what it believes is a 'harsh but fair' decision to sack an employee after their comments were found to harm the company's 'image'
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An Apple employee has been fired from his job as a specialist after he was caught making negative remarks on Facebook about his iPhone and also the company.
Samuel Crisp, who worked at the Norwich Apple Store was fired after a colleague discovered the remarks which had been posted on his Facebook wall, the colleague then passed these on to the head of the store.
‘F***ed up my time zone for the third time in a week and woke me up at 3am? JOY!!’
The case went before a tribunal but a panel in Suffolk ruled against Mr Crisp stating that although it was harsh, the sacking was still legal as the comments could have affected Apple’s image, something that is ‘so central to its success’.
Mr Crisp isn't the first and won't be the last person to fall foul of Facebook. Check out these other classic cases of when Facebook goes bad...
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