Unfriending colleague on Facebook can be "workplace bullying", Australian tribunal finds

Unfriending colleague on Facebook can be

Deleting a colleague from Facebook can be considered a form of workplace bullying, an Australian tribunal has ruled.

The Australian reported that the issue came to light after two estate agents from Tasmania had an argument over the loss of a sale at work. Rachael Roberts, who had worked with the company for over 10 years, reported to her manager that Lisa Bird, an administrative worker blamed her for the incident and stopped welcoming her “Good morning” at the office.

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Comments (2)

  • Billy
    Billy@ Keith Comley
    Thu, 1 Oct 2015 2:23pm BST
    Completely agree with Keith's comments.
  • Keith Comley
    Keith Comley
    Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:37pm BST
    Do not have people you work with on any social media other than Linkedin. Also tie your privicy settings so only friends can see your facebook page, not your boss, reports, clients or potential recruiters. None of them need to know about your life outside work. The clue is in the name social media not work media.

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