A Queensland trainer is suing his former college for unfair dismissal, claiming in court docket paperwork allegations of him having intercourse with a pupil in a classroom and kissing her at a college occasion are blatantly unfaithful.
Dalton Schloss, a former 12 months coordinator at Nambour Christian School, in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland, claimed he was fired in November because of an ‘unfair’ investigation into the allegations.
He additionally claimed in court docket paperwork allegations he behaved in a ‘predatory’ method have been false and have been used as a cover-up for sacking him for ‘upsetting’ his bosses by taking a interval of prolonged parental go away and elevating questions concerning the Covid-19 vaccine mandate.
Mr Schloss is suing the college for compensation and reinstatement.
Dalton Schloss (pictured), a former 12 months co-ordinator at Nambour Christian School, in Woombye, QLD, is suing his former employer for unfair dismissal
Mr Schloss was accused by the college of getting intercourse with a pupil in a classroom, texting her with a telephone utility that deleted texts after 24 hours, and kissing her backstage on the college formal, federal court docket paperwork obtained by The Australian revealed.
He was additionally accused of taking the scholar to appointments and assembly along with her outdoors of college hours, the paperwork revealed.
Mr Schloss has vehemently denied the allegations and Every day Mail Australia just isn’t suggesting the allegations are true.
The scholar concerned within the allegations was reportedly over the age of 18 on the time.
On December 14, 2021, almost a 12 months earlier than the allegations have been put ahead, Mr Schloss had met along with his superiors to debate go away choices as he was unwilling to take the Covid-19 vaccine, which was mandated for Queensland lecturers on the time.
Unvaccinated college employees in Queensland have since been in a position to return to work after the mandate was eliminated on June 30, 2022.
Govt principal Geoff van der Vliet advised Mr Schloss he had no go away obtainable, which Mr Schloss later found was false, in line with court docket paperwork.
On January 4, Mr Schloss advised the principal he was below ‘vital stress’ and wanted to take a interval of parental go away to assist his household as a consequence of his spouse’s mind tumour and medical considerations for his new child daughter.
The court docket heard Mr van der Vliet accepted Mr Schloss’ go away, however mentioned it was ‘premature’.
When Mr Schloss resumed work on April 19, he mentioned the manager group have been ‘stand-offish’, in line with court docket paperwork.
Mr Schloss denied allegations of predatory behaviour made towards him from employees at Nambour Christian School
Then, on September 6, Mr Schloss was notified that accusations had been made towards him.
The court docket heard Mr Schloss was terminated from his function on November 1, almost one month after the investigation concluded.
Mr Schloss claimed in court docket paperwork the college had used the ‘false, defamatory and unfaithful allegations from unnamed complainants’.
He mentioned the investigation into him was ‘lacklustre’ and designed to to dismiss him after he ‘upset’ the college by ‘exercising his office rights’ to take go away, court docket paperwork revealed.
His assertion of declare mentioned the college had ‘predetermined the end result and decided in relation to the matter with out affording [him] an opportunity to reply’.
Regardless of Mr Schloss denying all claims, the college employed regulation agency Macpherson Kelley to analyze the allegations.
Lawyer Adam Foster discovered the one substantiated declare was that Mr Schloss had cast a ‘friendship’ with the scholar and had frequently caught up along with her in school.
Mr Schloss has continued to disclaim this declare and mentioned the lawyer had ‘put phrases in his mouth’.
Mr van der Vliet mentioned the college had labored ‘overtly and transparently’ with all events, together with police and the truthful work fee.
Every day Mail Australia has contacted Nambour Christian School and Queensland’s Division of Schooling for remark.