Stephen Booth of Coleman Greig clearly answers some important social media and the workplace questions in the lead up to the HR Law Masterclass. “It is very important to have a social media policy in place, which makes it plain that out-of-work and out-of-hours conduct which is relevant to the workplace is not merely a private matter,” he reminds all employers in this article.
Derogatory comments on social media can be a valid reason to terminate an employee’s employment, but a fair process must still be followed to avoid an unfair dismissal ruling. Allens’ Senior Associate Tristan Garcia and Lawyer Jo Seto report on a recent decision of the FWC.
Read several specific social media posts that have made the headlines in this article by Lisa Qiu, as well as what lessons should be considered when employers are looking to terminate an employee over personal social media posts.