Protect yourself and your employees with policies that are legal and Fair Work compliant, and designed to enhance performance and culture while creating certainty, manageability and enforceability.
Employers have a legal and moral responsibility to instigate rules and processes that protect all employees and ensure workplace behaviours are fair and reasonable for all.
However, an employer’s position can be compromised where a social media policy does not exist or has not been shared with employees. It’s a problem that’s easily avoided.
We have successfully created codes of conduct for employers and successfully disciplined employees for breaches, solving what might have otherwise been challenging behavioural problems.
Significant legal penalties for breaches can be applied against individuals and organisations. It is important that employers ensure everyone knows what is and isn’t OK, and what they should do if they have concerns about a possible breach of those rules or the law.
Employers have a responsibility to react appropriately to protect and investigate. A complaints and investigations policy outlines steps managers and others should take to ensure they respond and act in accordance with the law and the best of interests of all.