A Royal Bank of Scotland back office worker is taking the lender to a tribunal after she was sacked for boasting about an expected redundancy payout on Facebook.
In September the state-backed bank outlined plans to axe 3500 back office support and technology jobs around the country, largely as a result of the sale of 318 branches to Santander.
Within minutes of hearing the news, Katie Furlong, a debt officer based in Telford, Shropshire, took to Facebook, posting: "I speak for myself when I say WoOOOOooooOooooHOoooOooOoo' it was pretty damn obvious something like this was coming.
"I'm neither stupid nor naive . . . and quote (sic) honestly it is the best news ever as far as I am concerned!"
Furlong, who expected a £6000 payout, later added: "Hung on by my fingertips to stick around long enough for a nice payout when they could've had me out long ago without a penny! More fool them! Haha! Xx"
However, a colleague saw the posts and reported Furlong to management, leading to suspension pending a disciplinary hearing. She was later sacked for breaching "declaration of secrecy" amounting to "gross misconduct".
Furlong is now taking RBS to tribunal for unfair dismissal, telling reporters: "The information was already out there. All I was doing was having a chat with mates. I don't feel I should have been sacked. They got rid of me so they didn't have to pay redundancy."