Rugby Australia sponsors could face fines if a court finds they influenced the decision to sack Israel Folau, employment lawyer Alan McDonald says. Speaking to Sky News host Andrew Bolt, Mr McDonald says the Fair Work Act does not want external parties entering contracts of employment and taking away someone’s job. Mr McDonald says the legislation gives the former Wallabies player the power to prosecute in this way, and that he’s seen penalties of $45,000 issued in cases where ‘political opinion is breached’.

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Reference ‘Rugby Australia sponsors could face fines over Folau: employment lawyer‘, Sky News, Monday 1st July 2019

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