& # 39; I tried to do the right & # 39 ;: Australia Post fires the employee for filming and sharing video of another employee breaking the law – by saying that the video is & # 39; public reputation & # 39; has damaged
- Australia Post reportedly fired an employee for sharing a video with media
- Joao Oliveira filmed trucks that drove dangerously at Perth Airport earlier in the year
- He said he was trying to do the right thing when he shared the images with the media
- Mr. Oliveira said that he would submit an unfair dismissal claim after he had lost his job
Australia Post fired an employee for damaging their public reputation after filming video of their vans driving around dangerously.
Joao Oliveira said he was just trying to do the right & # 39; when he shared a clip of a vehicle from the Australian post earlier in the year without knocking a stop sign at Boud Avenue Mail Center at Perth Airport.
Despite the fact that he anonymously gave the material to news.com.au, Oliveira claims that the postal company realized that it was he who shared the video and decided to terminate his contract.
Mr Oliveira said that he would file an unjustified dismissal claim after losing his job in a disciplinary investigation last week.
Australia Post reportedly fired an employee for damaging their public reputation after filming and sharing a video of their delivery vans that were driving dangerously (stock image)
He told the publication that he had warned Australia Post about the negligence of driving trucks and only took the video to the media if they did nothing about it.
& # 39; I tried to warn them, but they didn't want to do anything about it. I thought I'd warn the public – it's reckless driving, a criminal offense. I thought I was legally required, & # 39; said Oliveria.
A spokeswoman for the Australian Post said that Mr. Oliveira was fired after not meeting his employee requirements.
& # 39; Mr Oliveira has been dismissed because he has repeatedly failed to fulfill his obligations as an Australian Post employee with multiple breaches of his employment contract during a certain period, & # 39; she said.
The spokeswoman said one of the security breaches was associated with causing damage to a truck and using the forklift to repair the damage, while another incident saw a forklift driving in garbage bins.
But Mr. Oliveria claims that the reason for the dismissal was to bring the video to the media and to discredit & # 39; Australia Post & # 39 ;.
Joao Oliveira said he was just trying to & # 39; do the right & # 39; when he shared a video of trucks with dangerous driving earlier in the year and ignored a stop sign at Boud Avenue Mail Center at Perth Airport (stock image)
Mr. Oliveira, who worked for Australia Post for almost eight years, was confronted with earlier unsatisfied actions about a security incident, according to news.com.au documents.
He was instructed to undergo medical checks and was transferred to another role.
Mr Oliveira's cancellation letter of 10 April did not mention the previous case, but referred to violation of ethical guidelines by distributing the image material.
& # 39; Your unacceptable behavior includes but is not limited to … displaying intentional or reckless behavior that damages our interests, employee relationships, or public reputation, & # 39; said the letter.
The & # 39; unacceptable behavior & # 39; included & # 39; intimidating, abusive or misleading customers, colleagues & suppliers, or the public & # 39; as well as & # 39; novice or distributed & # 39; rumors that could damage the reputation.
The letter stated that the cases identified were serious and intentional errors that led to his resignation.
Mr. Oliveira said that he would bring his case before the Fair Work Commission and in the meantime have to look for another job to pay the bills.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Australia Post for comments.