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Published by Nicola Martin
Aug 11, 2019 in Employment

It’s the vibe of the thing: Newfound limits on Constitutional protection of political speech at work

In recent years, a growing body of case law has highlighted the circumstances in which an employee may be disciplined or dismissed for their posts on social media. In a landmark decision delivered last week in Comcare v Banerji [2019] HCA 23 (Banerji), the High Court of Australia considered the extent to which a Commonwealth public servant's political posts on social media, even when anonymous, remain unprotected by the implied freedom of...
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