News 2019 Rumour File - discuss rumours here! (Part 2)

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Sanders

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I wonder if he'll try to go the unfair dismissal angle and also seek damages for loss of reputation.
I wonder if we could afford for him to do that?

Would be seriously damaging if he were to make allegations in a public forum

Will be interesting to see if anything comes of it
 

Sanders

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Good point. So basically he has nothing except payout of contract terms to go on. Unless the AFLCA has an award provision for unfair dismissal.
he has an implied expectation and possibly an explicit contractual right for the AFC to act in good faith at all times.

if he has suffered reputational and other damage due to the AFC failing to act in good faith then it all opens up for him
 

Mego Red

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he has an implied expectation and possibly an explicit contractual right for the AFC to act in good faith at all times.

if he has suffered reputational and other damage due to the AFC failing to act in good faith then it all opens up for him
That's actually REALLY hard to prove, and not very likely to drive much more benefit for him financially.

If he's concerned about reputation, then sadly he's better off taking this on the chin, and not getting litigeous. Presumably his employer has shown good faith in paying him out to the letter of his contract. If he tries to create a case around further damages, there's a very good chance he'll either lose or at best get a negotiated bump in his settlement that probably isn't worth the downside risk.
 

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