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Picture this. It is Monday morning and the phone rings.
You are told that over the weekend one of your employees, whilst a spectator at a sporting event, loudly heckled a star player.
Worse still, the employee then went on to initiate a ‘twitter war’ with the player, who happens to have over 2 million twitter followers.
You find out it is ‘all over the internet’ and the employee’s twitter account identifies him as your employee.
Well, a similar situation confronted an employer this year.
What if it happened to you? What action could you take? Read on to find out…read more
Taking over an established business can be fraught with anxiety for employers.
The anxiety is not one-way and it can take time for a workplace under new ownership to return to its previous harmonious state.
In the final article of our two-part series we feature a dismissal case about the wrong way to manage a disgruntled employee who takes to Facebook.
Make this mistake and the FWC will be reaching for the ‘unfriend’ button.read more
Disgruntled employees with unresolved workplace issues can be difficult to manage.
Get it wrong and you can be in all sorts of legal trouble.
In part 1 of “Beware the trap of the disgruntled employee”, we feature a case which shows how not to handle a workplace dispute.
Find out how it went wrong for this employer, so it doesn’t happen to you.read more