08 November 2018
Out of hours do matter
Workplace and community expectations have dramatically shifted since the day we were told that two colleagues having a punch up in a hotel room did not provide a valid reason for dismissal.
Do employers have a valid interest in policing out of hours views and behaviours in the interest of ensuring workplace cohesion and brand protection?
Out of hours conduct can be a legitimate concern for employers. Though, there are limits. In this presentation we look at:
when can an employer take a legitimate interest in the out of hours conduct of its employees
different approaches in difficult jurisdictions
social media and the existence of any "freedom of speech"
striking the balance between maintaining standards at work and respecting an individual's privacy.