RELEASED: How Rugby Australia, unknowingly, had opened the door for Israel's Folau to bring another lawsuit after its controversial looting
- Rugby Australia could face an additional lawsuit from the former player, Israel Folau
- They may have violated competition laws in their haste to dismiss him last month
- The organization has accidentally claimed that sponsors have influenced their decision
Rugby Australia could be confronted with an additional Israel Folau lawsuit after his legal team realized that they may have violated competition laws in order to dismiss him.
The organization may have accidentally admitted to interfere with contractual relationships and may have violated competition laws after proposing that financiers would be threatened to withdraw their support should Folau keep its contract.
The 30-year-old tore up his $ 4 million contract last month after he violated his terms by sharing shared content on social media.
The Rugby Australia governing body said: & # 39; the alternative would be that we would have no sponsors at all & # 39; when discussing the decision to fire Wallaby's player.
Rugby Australia could be faced with an additional Israel Folau lawsuit after his legal team realized that they could have violated competition law in order to dismiss him
& # 39; No sponsor has indicated that they are willing to be associated with such social media messages, and so does the government, because we have also heard of them & # 39 ;, said Rugby Australia Chairman Cameron Clyne .
& # 39; We might also be in a process with gay workers who would say we don't offer a safe, respectful workplace. & # 39;
Sydney lawyer Jeffrey Phillips told The Australian Mr Clyne's comments put the body in a precarious situation if Folau decides to follow that path.
He said sponsors and the government are legally unable to put pressure on Rugby Australia to end Folau's contract – and if the organization bowed to the pressure, they could violate their contract relationships.
Mr. Clyne has made suggestions to fire Folau to satisfy investors.
Sydney lawyer Jeffrey Phillips said that the Clyne & # 39; s (pictured) remarks of the Australian Clyne put the body in a precarious situation if Folau decides to follow it away
He said that sponsors & # 39; the right & # 39; to associate with games that they feel fit with their values and customer demographics.
& # 39; It is absolute nonsense to suggest that it was commissioned by a sponsor. That said, I didn't let any sponsor come forward to say they were happy with the mail or happy with it. & # 39;
Folau was again in the spotlight after being fired when he created a GoFundMe account with everyday Australians to donate to fund his legal battle with his former employer.
The 30-year-old hoped he would raise $ 3 million, but the platform closed his call six days after it was opened and claimed it violated its terms of service.
The fund had raised more than $ 750,000 – everything was repaid to donors.
In retaliation, the Australian Christian Lobby launched its own browser for willing donors to contribute.
They temporarily closed the page two days later after receiving an unprecedented number.
Approximately $ 2 million was raised for Folau & # 39; s campaign within a few days.
The Australian Christian lobby has temporarily closed the page two days later after receiving an unprecedented number
The Australian Christian Lobby launched its own browser for willing donors to contribute. They also vowed to donate $ 100,000 to the case
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