Employees on social media: Drawing the line between personal and professional

Nov 11, 2021

12:50 pm

Employers only have the right to extend their supervision over private activities in exceptional circumstances. What scope to employers have to discipline or terminate employment over a private social media post? 

  • Where do the courts draw the line between personal and professional actions?  
  • Tips for drafting and enforcing social media and conduct policies  
  • Lessons from Besanko v R.B. Aquatics Pty Ltd [2021], in which a casual swim instructor was summarily dismissed for recommending a rival swim school  
  • When will inappropriate social media activity be a valid reason for dismissal? 
  • Drew Pearson
    Drew Pearson

    Partner and Section Head, Employment, IR and Safety

    Herbert Smith Freehills

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