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Name and shame: Can you go public with employee firings?

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HC Online | 15 Jan 2014, 10:03 AM Agree 0
A US police chief took to Twitter to blast his ex-staff. Legally, can Aussie employers do the same?
  • Jessica | 15 Jan 2014, 01:04 PM Agree 0
    I don't understand why the public need to know why someone was fired. If a civilian individual has a complaint about one of the police staff which is substantiated, I think it would be ok to let that individual know that the employee has been terminated. I don't understand how you can gain the publics trust by naming staff that have been terminated, the two don't seem related to me.
  • MM | 15 Jan 2014, 02:10 PM Agree 0
    While private sector employers are exempted from the privacy rules from matters relating to the employee in the employment relationship - this would not be seen to be part of that relationship. Also public sector employers are not exempt at all. (Police would be public sector).
    I think the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner would be pretty interested in this....
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