There can be severe consequences for employees or former employees who recklessly take to social media to unleash their prejudice, says expert Emma Sadlier.
According to Sadlier, employers can terminate an employment relationship if their company is brought into disrepute by an employees social media posts.
Sadlier said it is possible that statuses and tweets can legally justify cases of crimen injuria.
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