An employer was entitled to discipline a manager for "highly offensive" and inappropriate activity on LinkedIn, but it failed to properly consider how health issues contributed to his "poor judgment", a commission has ruled.
In a case that illustrates the challenges of shifting a culture where inappropriate behaviour is considered normal, an employer with "a considerable way to go" has defended an unfair dismissal claim because its actions were "consistent with a reforming workplace".
An employee's "foolish" Facebook comment was a "regrettable example" of someone using social media without considering the ramifications, but it wasn't a sackable offence, the Fair Work Commission has ruled.
Whether it's 'keyboard warriors', online bullying/harassment, #metoo allegations, disparaging remarks or political views, employees' social media activity can give employers plenty to be concerned about. Watch this webcast to understand how this area interacts with employers' legal rights and responsibilities.
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