Dismissed for “Liking” a Facebook post

A manager has been fairly dismissed for “Liking” a Facebook post that was derogatory about her employer

The Employee claimed that the “like” did not mean she agreed with the post – but the existence of a Social Media policy that prohibited posting of information that could bring the employer into disrepute was enough to support a dismissal. The Authority commented that Facebook “likes” are the equivalent of standing outside the organisation’s offices telling anyone that passes. Do you have the policy you need?


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