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What to do about a bad-mouthing employee

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HC Online | 17 Jun 2014, 10:41 AM Agree 0
Instead of coming to HR with complaints, some employees decide to go to the media. HC looks at what your options are when an employee publicly criticises your company.
  • Jim | 17 Jun 2014, 05:17 PM Agree 0
    You're killing proper journalism. How would we have ever been informed about the great scandals of the past - tobacco? Asbestos? Corruption in the former Queensland government? Wrong-doing in the Whitehouse? Without exposure by whistleblowers our society and democracy are greatly weakened. Employees who want to blow the whistle should realise that, contrary to the lawyer's advice there IS protection. There are shield laws around the country that will prevent employers from learning of your identity provided that you request anonymity in the first place. For instance, in NSW just get the journalist to promise you anonymity in return for talking and you will be covered under the journalist shield laws.
  • Diana Dema (Hysa) | 17 Jun 2014, 05:54 PM Agree 0
    This is becoming an encountered issue which is worthy to be brought to the attention of both employers and employees. Thank you for bringing it up and sharing.
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