Just looking for some advice.

Postby theforsaken » Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:03 am

Hey guys, I'm just after a bit of legal advice if anyone in here is familiar with the law on this.

So I randomly came across the google website of a former employer and I really wanted to write this review. But I'm not sure if it's a good idea legally or if it might bite me in the backside in some way. I probably won't post it now either way. But here's what I wanted to say.

"I worked there for 9.5 years. I suffered a serious injury and the management staff acted like my friend in an extremely transparent way. A year later I was fired (nothing to do with the injury) and they tried to get out of paying me the long service I was owed, HR manager Jason Herbert tried to claim I was fired for willfull misconduct when I wasn't. It took the union threatening legal action for them to pay me my owed money.
Don't work for them unless you're a backpacker and don't give a f***, or you're otherwise not planning on sticking around longer than 6 months, Don't bother earning your rights, you have none in the end anyway, and remember to join the union always."

Thoughts? Obviously if I did post I'd maybe delete the guy's name. A big thing stopping me is it's not anonymous, even though I think they'd know it was me with what I wrote, I still don't want my name officially attached to it lol, even though I technically don't live in the area qnymore and I'll likely never see these people again, I know things can happen and things can come back. I'd never apply out there again though even if I was starving on the street. I'd rather become a hermit in the woods eating birds and rabbits and sh** cooked over a fire.

I'm probably not going to post it, I just wondered what other people think.
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Postby theforsaken » Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:31 am

"Wilfull misconduct" for anyone reading that doesn't know, is basically either fighting at work or getting caught stealing. Or maybe sabotaging the product or machinery or something stupid like that,

I was fired for taking too many sick days.
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Postby OptimalHappiness » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:06 am

Hey, I don't have a legal advice here, but I would not put the part about backpackers or not giving a f. Also, your review can be specific enough for them to understand who you are. Is there no risks associated with that? Overall, if I were you, I'd just forget and move on with my life, as spreading hate (sorry if this is a strong word) usually does not lead to any positive outcome, not even to heal a injured ego :)
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Postby theforsaken » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:07 am

OptimalHappiness wrote:Hey, I don't have a legal advice here, but I would not put the part about backpackers or not giving a f. Also, your review can be specific enough for them to understand who you are. Is there no risks associated with that? Overall, if I were you, I'd just forget and move on with my life, as spreading hate (sorry if this is a strong word) usually does not lead to any positive outcome, not even to heal a injured ego :)

Yeah man I'm probably just gonna leave it.
It was a couple years ago now anyway.

it's not really an ego thing, it just pisses me off to remember it and I felt like people should know the story lol.
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:15 pm

I don't see a legal issue.

I also don't see much value in allowing the past to live in your head. Let it go. Move forward.
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