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November Update – Social media use in the workplace back in the spotlight

After a recent ‘drought’ of cases relating to social media in the workplace, there are two recent decisions in the Fair Work Commission that will be of interest to employers.  Both recent cases involve dismissals that relate to the relevant Applicants making controversial contributions on Facebook, albeit in very different circumstances. The ISIS case Background…

Refusal to sign social media policy grounds for dismissal

In the recent case of Pearson v Linfox Australia Pty Ltd, the Fair Work Commission held that the employee’s dismissal was not harsh, unjust or reasonable, given the string of evidence relating to the employee’s failure to follow company policies and procedures, including his resistance to signing the company social media policy. The employee had…