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How you can get fired for airing an opinion on WhatsApp

15 September 2022

With the prevalence of social media and platforms for sharing information, is it possible that you can get fired for... a post or group message you made?

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To post or not to post? When is privacy violated?

21 March 2022

Your neighbour has been piling heaps of rubbish on his sidewalk. You’ve raised the issue with him but to no... avail. Now you’ve taken photos of the mess and want to post them on Facebook to try and get other neighbours to also put pressure on him to clean up the mess. However, you pause and wonder about whether you can post the photos and identify your neighbour. Is it an invasion of privacy, or in the public interest?

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How to get a protection order against your harassing ex

15 September 2019

I have an ex who is harassing me in person and on social media after we broke up a few... weeks ago. The more I make it clear to him that we are done the more aggressive he gets and the uglier comments he makes on social media. I’m really scared to go out and run into him and I am so ashamed of everything he is saying on social media. I want him to stop, but I don’t have the money to go and see a lawyer. Can you tell me what to do?

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How binding is a social media announcement?

14 July 2017

I recently responded to a Facebook post of a breeder selling puppies. I messaged the breeder, indicating that I wanted... one of the puppies and would pay the price. We communicated through Facebook and agreed on a date for me to pick up the puppy and pay the price in cash. When I went to pick up the puppy, the breeder told me that all the puppies had been sold. He said that because there was no contract and we were just messaging he had sold it to someone else on a first come basis. Surely he couldn’t just sell the puppy to someone else?

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Regulating social media abuse in the workplace

08 March 2017

I have a growing concern not only about the time my employees are spending on social media sites but also... about the risks for my business if an employee should not conduct themselves appropriately whilst online. How do I strike a fair balance as an employer between allowing social media use and protecting my business interests?

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