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SportFolau legal challenge imminent: report

07:06  05 june  2019
07:06  05 june  2019 Source:   smh.com.au

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Folau , a Christian who delivers sermons at his church, is yet to pull the trigger on legal action but said he needed legal representation as he had no Two legal options. Rugby Australia has accused Folau of breaching its code of conduct, including rules banning players from making “any public comment

Folau opted not to appeal against the tribunal ruling, voicing a lack of confidence in the process. The Australian Financial Review said he had hired commercial law firm Macpherson Kelley to prepare a legal challenge , which was expected to be filed by the end of the week. It would reportedly involve.

Folau legal challenge imminent: report© AP Israel Folau's legal team will make their next move in coming days.

Israel Folau will reportedly lodge a legal challenge to his sacking within the next two days.

The Australian Financial Review reported the former Wallaby and Kangaroo had hired commercial law firm Macpherson Kelley to prepare a challenge after he was fired for an April 10 Instagram post saying homosexuals would go to hell.

The firm's head of employment, George Haros, who has also represented Opals basketballer Liz Cambage and St Kilda AFL player Ahmed Saad, said Macpherson Kelley believed Rugby Australia had acted "unlawfully".

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Israel Folau ’s potential challenge to his sacking could turn on whether his conduct occurred in New South Wales, a legal expert has said.

"We believe Rugby Australia and the Waratahs have acted unfairly and unlawfully in their treatment of Israel," Haros told the AFR.

"Israel has several options available to him at this point, and we are considering his next steps."

Haros will work closely with top industrial relations silk Stuart Wood QC on a case the AFR reported was likely to involve claims of breach of contract and unlawful termination under the Fair Work Act, which protects employees from being sacked because of their religion.

Folau legal challenge imminent: report© Louise Kennerley No turning back: Israel Folau can pursue a number of avenues of appeal but must make a decision in the coming days.

Folau was sacked on May 20, giving him until next Monday to lodge an application to have his case heard in the Fair Work Commission, which is where he is expected to take up the legal fight.

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The mistake that finished Israel Folau's career Israel Folau was lured into a crucial admission during his Rugby Australia hearing, leading to his $5 million sacking.

SYDNEY (AFP) – Israel Folau is set to launch legal action against Rugby Australia this week, a report said yesterday, with the sacked Wallabies fullback saying: “All I ask The Australian Financial Review said he had hired commercial law firm Macpherson Kelley to prepare a legal challenge , which was

Wallabies star Israel Folau will have a legal defence on the grounds of alleged religious discrimination under national employment law if Rugby Australia terminates his contract. "A court may undertake an exercise in balancing what Mr Folau has said with the action against "On what is publicly reported

In the football realm, it remains unclear where he will end up despite saying last month he wanted to keep playing professionally.

Despite reports on Wednesday that Folau could be welcomed back to the NRL if stipulations about his social media use were agreed upon, Australian Rugby League Commission chair Peter Beattie insisted the game's stance on his registration had not changed.

Folau legal challenge imminent: report© AAP Israel Folau once lit up State of Origin for Queensland, before moving to the AFL and then into rugby.

"The bottom line with all this is - and I have to say upfront that I don't really want to deal in hypotheticals - but the bottom line is that the post is still up," Beattie said.

"We haven't changed our position on this at all. To be honest I'm just cranky this has all come out on the eve of State of Origin - which is our biggest game of the year."

Rumours that the Broncos are interested in Folau have also been shut down by club officials.

Folau is unlikely to be given a second chance in the controversy-averse Japanese professional league, with all teams owned by major corporations such as Panasonic, Kobelco, Suntory and Toyota.

France's Top 14 could remain an option, but his wife Maria's netball career is also a consideration. She was recently named in New Zealand's squad for the upcoming Netball World Cup in England and plays with the Adelaide Thunderbirds in Super Netball.

She could follow in the footsteps of other netballers and ply her trade as a player or coach in England, but the couple are understood to be deeply committed to growing their church communities in Sydney and Brisbane.

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