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NSW Employee Rights - Asked to Send Spam by Employer - Can I Refuse?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by Samuel Martin, 5 April 2016.

  1. Samuel Martin

    Samuel Martin Well-Known Member

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    My employer has requested that I send unsolicited emails, and according to this website that's illegal. The nature of the emails is commercial as we are trying to find distributors or dealers for a product.

    Am I within my employee rights to refuse to do that?
     
  2. Serge Gorval

    Serge Gorval Well-Known Member
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    If the Employer's direction is not lawful and reasonable you have a right not to follow it and if you find that your employment is jeopardised you have a solid General protections/ unfair dismissal claim.

    Where do you currently stand on the issue ?
     
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  3. Samuel Martin

    Samuel Martin Well-Known Member

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    I was advised - by a friend - to just do it. I'm currently looking for another job, so I'm hoping there won't be much backlash from any spam I send, and that I can a better job soon.
     
  4. Sophea

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    You can refuse, and if they fire you, you can sue them for wrongful termination.
     
  5. Samuel Martin

    Samuel Martin Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your help, Serge and Sophea. I thought that was the case.
     
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