The dangers of abusing the boss on social media

There is a substantial and inherent risk for an employee in using social media to vent on the employer. “There…

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The perils of posting about workplace issues on Facebook

An employee who was dismissed because he posted a sexually suggestive (and grossly defamatory) image on his Facebook page falsely…

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Trend to ban mobile devices in the workplace

According to a recent media report there is an increasing trend for Australian employers to ban the presence and use…

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Thin end of the wedge?; befriending on Facebook held to constitute workplace bullying

In a somewhat controversial decision, the Fair Work Commission, in the exercise of its anti-bullying jurisdiction, under which it can…

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Social media in the workplace

In re Broadmeadows Disability Services, (2011) FWA 4063 the Fair Work Commission in determining whether under the BOOT test an…

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Personal use of social media can constitute misconduct

The use of social media to communicate an employee’s views about issues of interest to him or her can be…

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Social media in the workplace

The importance of an employer having a social media policy is well illustrated in the cases Little v Credit Corp…

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Social media in the workplace

In Naiman Clarke Pty Ltd v Marianna Tuccia [2012] NSWSC 314 it was alleged that an employee who was a…

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Social media in the workplace

The use of social media is unquestionably ubiquitous in the workplace, both as a powerful communication tool, and as a…

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