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Librarian at Oxford University Dismissed for Harlem Shake

Posted on Friday, 22nd March 2013 by


A librarian at Oxford University has become the latest victim of the Harlem Shake resulting in disciplinary action. Earlier this month a group of Australian miners were sacked for performing the Harlem Shake and a teacher at Caldicot Comprehensive was suspended.

The Librarian at Oxford University appears to have been dismissed for allowing a group of students to perform the Harlem Shake in the Hilda’s College library in Oxford University. The case highlights how duties and responsibilities of employees cannot be waived just to give effect to an internet craze but it has yet to be seen whether the Librarian will pursue any action against the University.

Employers should ensure they have clear policies on viral videos in place to ensure employees are fully aware that such activities will result in disciplinary action.

Andrew is a Commercial & Employment Law solicitor in Leicester. Our Solicitors in Leicester are experts in their fields and dedicated to quality client care. If you would like to find out more about our solicitors in Leicester please contact us.

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Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
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