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Out of hours Facebook posting ridiculing supervisor justifies termination

In a further confirmation that social postings can lead to termination of employment, the Fair Work Commission has rejected an employee’s claim that comments he made out of hours should not be deemed misconduct. In refusing to overturn BHP’s decision to terminate one of its fitters, Commissioner Peter Hampton found there was a relevant and sufficient connection between the employee’s night time conduct and the employment relationship.

Remmert v Broken Hill Operations Pty Ltd [2016] FWC 6036 (10 October 2016)

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