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Couple sue employer for psychiatric injury caused by contents of novel
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • May 5 2015

In this alert, Senior Associate Anna Hendry and Solicitor Abbey Wilkinson discuss a recent decision from the Queensland District Court involving a


“Maybe I shouldn’t have tweeted that!” social media misuse in the workplace
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • May 1 2015

This week, public broadcaster SBS dismissed soccer reporter Scott McIntyre following his posting, late on Anzac Day, of 'tweets' considered to be


Social media use away from work how misuse can impact working relationship
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Australia
  • August 25 2014

While more and more organisations are recognising the advantages of encouraging employees to use social media at work, it is the misuse o social


Scott Mcintyre, SBS and 60,000 dead soldiers
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 29 2015

SBS presenter Scott McIntyre was sacked for breaching the SBS social media policy, over a series of incendiary tweets he issued late on ANZAC Day in


The high cost of sexual harassment
  • Carter Newell
  • Australia
  • April 28 2014

The recent Federal Court decision in Ewin v Vergara (No 3) 2013 FCA 1311 highlights how important it is for employers to have in place appropriate


Social media as a recruitment tool: are there legal implications?
  • Holding Redlich
  • Australia
  • November 20 2012

Australian employers are increasingly using social media to find out about candidates for employment


Third time unlucky for Linfox: Facebook dismissal still unfair
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • February 12 2014

The Federal Court has dismissed an application for judicial review of an October 2012 decision of a Full Bench of Fair Work Australia (FWA) (as it


Dismissal after inappropriate Facebook posts held to be unfair
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 30 2012

The recent decision in Linfox Australia Pty Ltd v Stutsel 2012 FWAFB 7079 reinforces how important it is for employers to have sound social media policies


Social media in the workplace the good and the bad
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Australia
  • February 13 2014

With the exponential growth in the world of social media, it is important that employers are well versed as to the impact it can have on recruitment


What should I include in my social media policy?
  • Coleman Greig Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 7 2014

Businesses are increasingly aware of the importance of social media policies in relation to employees' conduct online. However, a social media policy