18 Aug '11, 9am
An Australian man was sacked for posting a foul-mouthed rant against management on Facebook
SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian man who posted a foul-mouthed rant against management on social networking site Facebook has lost an employment tribunal appeal after he was sacked. Damian O'Keefe, 28, claimed unfair dismissal, saying he posted the expletive-laden comments on his home computer outside work hours. But Fair Work Australia, the country's workplace regulator, ruled that his employer, a homewares retailer, had the right to fire him. Mr O'Keefe admitted the post was about the firm's pay manager after writing that she was 'useless', asking how she could 'mess up my pay again' and saying they were 'going down tomorrow'.