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the clause stated that the employee would not take action or make any statements which could cause [employer] any embarrassment or humiliation or otherwise reflect negatively on [employer] or cause [employer] to be held in disrepute.
Once king of retail jewellery, Ratner is best known for his ‘crap’ speech, made at the Institute of Directors conference in April 1991.It triggered the demise of Ratners as a brand name and near bankruptcy for Ratner himself.
Gerald Ratner gained notoriety in 1991 when he claimed that his stores were "selling a pair of earrings for under a pound, which is cheaper than a prawn sandwich from Marks & Spencer", adding unhelpfully: "But, I have to say that the sandwich will probably last longer than the earrings."
Will companies start sueing for defamation over things said in blogs?
The McDonald's Restaurants v Morris & Steel, colloquially the McLibel case, was a long-running English court action for libel filed by McDonald's Corporation against environmental activists Helen Steel and David Morris (often referred to as "The McLibel Two") over a pamphlet critical of the company. The original case, considered by some scholars to be a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP), lasted seven years, making it the longest-running court action in English history.
what if I were to rant further on and on about how my friend has been telling me her company is the most terrible company ever and they sacrifice puppies every morning and some are in fact cannibals which prey mostly on newborns stolen from hospitals. What would they do then? She cannot be held responsible for what I'm saying, and they have no power over me since i'm not employed by them.
Are things said over facebook really publishing though?People have to specifically come to my web page to see the "slander", it's not the front page of the newspaper.