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‘Offensive and vulgar’ Facebook post not valid reason for termination

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HC Online | 12 Apr 2017, 10:58 AM Agree 0
The FWC has found an employee was unfairly dismissed after posting "vulgar" comments while at work
  • Claire | 12 Apr 2017, 12:04 PM Agree 0
    This is a reminder about the importance of ensuring your employees are aware of policies etc but also demonstrates the importance of investigating situations to understand context and reasoning rather than jumping directly to what an adequate punishment is or what the outcome 'should be'.
  • Katherine | 12 Apr 2017, 12:54 PM Agree 0
    I think that it is a sad world that we live in where this is kind of language is considered ok, just because someone else uses it! what ever happened to two wrongs don't make a right? One step forward, two steps back in my view. Poor decision, the termination should have been upheld on the basis that we should not be forced to tolerate that kind of vulgarity in the work place, we can't policy everything out!
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