A bar supervisor at the Dolphin Hotel in Sydney was sacked after she criticised her employer in a WhatsApp group chat with her colleagues. The employee claimed that her dismissal was unfair because she thought her gripes were being aired in a private group chat outside of work. The Fair Work Commission disagreed, finding the Chat Group was clearly related to working at the Hotel and that her defiance of her employer’s directives to “work together” were unacceptable.

Take Out Point: Bad mouthing the boss has rarely led to any successful career progression.

See: Breanna Roche v The Trustee For The Dolphin Hotel Unit Trust

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