Date: 13 September 2022
Court/Tribunal: Queensland Industrial Relations Commission
Judicial Officer: Pidgeon IC
Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) Sections: N/A
Rights Considered: N/A
Other Legislation: Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service cl 1.5; Industrial Relations Act 2016 ss 562B, 562; Public Service Act 2008 ss 187, 188, 194; Public Service Commission Directive 14/20: Discipline cls 5, 8
Keywords: Education, Training and Employment

The case concerned a disciplinary reprimand in relation to an allegation that the appellant illegally parked on the Princess Alexandra Hospital campus. The appellant made submissions that the respondent had ‘defied’ the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) in causing the appellant’s ‘sheer mental agony and torture.’ The Commission disagreed and instead found that it was reasonable for the decision-maker to impose the disciplinary action.

Visit the judgment: Dhanapathy v State of Queensland (Queensland Health) [2022] QIRC 356