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A 79-year-old man sacked as a Sydney Trains team leader after two serious safety incidents has been ordered to pay costs after prolonging an unsuccessful unfair dismissal claim.
Subeg Singh was initially represented by his friend and former Fair Work vice-president Michael Lawler who made a brief bid to return to the tribunal as an advocate but withdrew after complaints from Sydney Trains.
Mr Singh was ordered to pay costs to Sydney Trains after repeatedly refusing settlement offers, including generous compensation and free train travel, despite his reinstatement bid having little chance of success.
Singh worked for Sydney Trains for 34 years before he was sacked, aged 76, in 2016 following a lengthy investigation into two serious safety incidents on the Illawarra line in 2015.
Mr Singh was found to have “missed” a warning light and failed to give adequate warning to workers to “jump out of the way” of an approaching train.
In a second incident, a worker was forced to run across tracks to reach safety just two seconds before a train passed the spot where he was working.
He denied all allegations and demanded reinstatement, rejecting repeated offers to settle the proceedings, including reinstatement to a non-safety critical role or compensation above the maximum he could receive by succeeding in his claim.
Fair Work deputy president Peter Sams rejected his unfair dismissal claim in June, finding reinstatement “would be utterly unthinkable” given Mr Singh refused to accept any responsibility for the safety incidents and blamed Sydney Trains and his colleagues.
This article first appeared on www.theaustralian.com.au
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