A golfing heckler's employer was alert about out-of-hours Twitter conduct, that contained disparaging remarks about Ian Poulter's form. The hecklers consequently lost their university jobs.
Providing the conduct outside of work has a bearing on the employment relationship, case law suggests that in certain circumstances an employee’s employment may be validly terminated because of out-of-hours conduct.
But such circumstances are limited. Employment contracts and policies need to consider and provide examples of what these circumstances could be for your organisation.
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