The former CEO of the Newcastle Jockey Club has filed a claim for wrongful dismissal, which will now be determined by the Federal Court.
Cameron Williams, who was paid $135,000, was not eligible to make an unfair dismissal claim, because he earned more than the maximum threshold set by the Commission.
Williams was sacked by the Club in September, and applied to the Commission to be reinstated.
Williams said he had no idea the club was planning to terminate his employment, and says he was shocked by the NJC’s decision.
“We all invest a lot of hours into the club but I can say, at my level, you invest day and night into that place,” he said.
“To get to the point that I got to is incredibly disappointing.”
The matter wasn’t settled during conciliation, so it will now head to the Federal Court.
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According to the Fair Work Ombudsman, an unfair dismissal happens when an employee is dismissed from their job in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable manner.
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