Wednesday, 14 June 2006

Legal Eagle

More of a sparrow than an eagle, but I have some small legal knowledge and some practical experience. For personal use only, not as an advice giver. Briefly I was an assistant in the back office, where I was quite happy researching disability discrimination cases in employment law, during the year I was able to work part time after my employment tribunal case against the town council, which made me ill. Correction: the stress of which triggered a condition for which I had an underlying genetic disposition. I had to fight for the pension as well. Always, it seems, anything vital has to be fought for.

Someone elsewhere voiced concern over the legal status of a blog, and a slight fear of being called to account for comments that put others in a bad light; usually officials with reputations and pensions to protect.

Now I have always been refreshed and encouraged by bloggers' fearless descriptions of problems, not to say rants (and I have ranted enough in my short blogging life) with service providers, and I have never given a thought that there may be legal consequences to our blogs. Not merely because we use pseudonyms but due to a innocent faith that this is what is understood by blogging.

I could be wrong, but I hope not.

Thanks to the Goldfish's link I found Mark Siegel on The 19th Floor - a lawyer in USA who writes of his confidence in blogging as it relates to a possible political life. I do not suggest that his post of the 7th June 'Good Government' relates to my musings, just that it set me thinking.


Blogger Charlesdawson said...

If you sprinkle your blog with "allegedly" that seems to cover the legal angle, judging by The News Quiz.

Thursday, 15 June 2006 at 18:33:00 BST  
Blogger pete said...

The McNaughton Rules apply to the creator of a Geezer with a Meezers blog! {sticks tongue out and goes WoooooHoooooo at fellowa in silly wigs)

Friday, 16 June 2006 at 05:00:00 BST  
Blogger Charlesdawson said...

So who were you thinking of doing in, Pete?

Friday, 16 June 2006 at 12:00:00 BST  
Blogger Sally's Life said...

Thanks guys - Mc Who ?

Friday, 16 June 2006 at 12:40:00 BST  

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