Settlement reached in job lawsuit
CRICKET Australia has reached an out-of-court settlement with Angela Williamson, who was sacked by the sporting body for criticising the Tasmanian Government’s abortion policy on Twitter.
Ms Williamson was going to take CA to the Federal Court, alleging she was unfairly dismissed in June from her Tasmania-based role for expressing a political opinion.
The parties said the matter had reached a “mutually satisfactory” resolution.
The details of the settlement agreement are confidential, with both parties avoiding a potentially costly and lengthy court battle.
Ms Williamson had travelled to Victoria earlier this year for an abortion after being unable to access services in Tasmania.
She criticised on Twitter the Tasmanian Government’s lack of abortion services, leading to CA deeming her government relations role untenable.
Ms Williamson alleged Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman, Health Minister Michael Ferguson and Cricket Tasmania boss Nick Cummins influenced her sacking.
All three have denied any involvement.