You may recall in one of our earlier ebulletin shorts, we reported the story
of 'Joe Blogs'. The Waterstones' employee was dismissed as a result of the
use of his internet blog to criticise the company. Joe is back in the papers,
as Waterstones have reportedly offered to reinstate him. He has, however, found
alternative employment and won't be returning to his position with the Edinburgh
The case introduces blogging as a new threat to employers' reputations, particularly
in light of the public audience given to internet sites as opposed to employees
letting off steam in front of a more limited audience.