Employees and Media – What Employers Need to Know

Date uploaded:
23 Feb 2021

Lucy Line discusses what employers need to know about employees’ use of traditional and online media. Lucy examines recent cases where workers in the private and public sectors have sued their employers after having been dismissed for their media use.

With reference to the Fair Work Act, Lucy discusses what claims can be brought and what courts will consider in assessing the strength of a claim. With the popularity of social media, this session helpfully unpacks how employers can lawfully regulate and control the use of media by employees, and highlights to what extent employees are entitled to do as they like online, outside of working hours.