Wrote a blog, got the sack, a first in France?
Dixon Wilson, a British accounting firm, is going to learn a lot about blogs in no time for being the first company1, in France, to sack an employee because of her blog.
Let's see how ridicule Dixon Wilson gets, as the news starts spreading around French blogs...
- Guillermito: Free Petite Anglaise !. "Damn, I hate this stuff. I hate when people are punished for not being robots. For being bright. For being humans. For being talented and creative."
- CNN: 'Bridget Jones' blogger fire fury. I love this part: "Sanderson claims she was dismissed for "gross misconduct" because her blog, clearly carrying her picture, risked bringing the company into disrepute." Indeed.
- Catherine has posted an article on the Guardian: I was fired for blogging where she says she opted for a trial rather than a settlement. Although the latter would be the fastest and probably best option for her, she's making this affair a case of principle, hoping that "Petite versus Goliath will help clarify some of these issues and create some useful legal precedents for French bloggers who may fall victim to a similar fate in the future."
1. She might not be the first, if I believe this (though this one didn't get the same exposure, and motives of dismissal are not so clear).