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2016/31 Supreme Court: employer cannot dismiss employee for exercising freedom of speech (SL)

Keywords Freedom of speech
Authors Nives Slemenjak
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Nives Slemenjak
Nives Slemenjak is an associate at Schoenherr, in Ljubljana: www.schoenherr.eu.
  • Abstract

      The employee, a public servant, criticised her employer’s director in an email that she sent all of her co-workers. The email made its way into a newspaper. She was dismissed. She challenged her dismissal successfully: the Supreme Court, weighing the employee’s right to freedom of speech against the employer’s right to protect its reputation and business interests, held the dismissal to be unfounded.

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