Social Media and Defamation

SASSLA’s Chief Executive, John Gregory, featured in The Advertiser and 5AA Radio on 22 August 2017 regarding the rise in defamation of leaders and teachers on social media. To view the article click here

Your SASSLA membership gives you prompt support if you have evidence of defamation on social media. Remember to take screen shots of the offending material and do not engage publicly with the offender. DECD and Crown Law are often slow to act, but SASSLA can give you immediate access to a lawyer to have a concerns letter written to the offender to have the material removed. There are also avenues to pursue damages if the material is detrimental to your reputation and career. Our legal team can give advice on what actions to take.

Why SASSLA?

  • Protect your career, reputation and wallet with fully funded legal support. Neither the Department nor the AEU can be relied upon to support you when something happens. Join now and let SASSLA be your safety net!
  • What would happen if a staff member and you both needed representation from the AEU on the same matter? We provide a voice and uncompromising advocacy for school leaders.
  • Membership fees are $29.59 per fortnight and are tax deductible. Far more cost effective than the AEU.
  • We maintain our independence from political parties and the Department to ensure we represent your views.
  • Conferences and seminars dedicated to school leadership issues throughout the year.
  • Regular e-news, web and social media updates about leaders' work and legal matters affecting education.
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Testimonials

SASSLA
SASSLA is the sounding board school leaders need.  It is unfortunate that principals and other leaders need this type of protection but when needed it is efficient, supportive and acted on in a timely manner.  SASSLA provides a highly confidential service through email, phone conversations or site visits.  This organisation provides independent legal advice for a group of educators who experience common issues and are open to litigation.