Queensland Law Society

Brad Pitt Works Here!*

*(Well, not really) The importance of appropriately managing staff departures

Utilising your website to promote the talented and experienced staff you have on board is great marketing - as long as the details are accurate and up-to-date. You don’t need to claim Brad Pitt as an employee to engage in misleading conduct; simply leaving profiles and pictures of departed staff up after they have moved on will do it, and the consequences can be serious. This note explains the right way to handle staff departures and the aftermath.