If you were thinking of immigrating to Australia to escape the moonbattery, think again:
He went on Beauty and the Geek to find his true love. But instead Adam Marshall came up empty-handed — and lost his dream job as a weather observer with the Bureau of Meteorology.
Now, after a 16-month court battle, the Federal Magistrates Court has ordered the Bureau of Meteorology to reinstate him.
It had sacked him after he asked, while he was on sick leave for recurring anxiety and stress, to appear on the reality television show which airs on the Seven Network.
His doctor told Mr Marshall, after he was off work for an extended period, that participating in the show — in which geeks are paired with beauties — could have ”health benefits”.
The Bureau of Meteorology, though, saw it differently and sacked him, citing problems with the medical certificate provided by his doctor.
Mr Marshall, from Ballarat, had been on sick leave for three months, after being diagnosed as suffering serious anxiety and stress, in the wake of being withdrawn from the bureau’s Australian Antarctic weather program.
Some of us suffer serious anxiety and stress every time we wake up and realize that Barack Hussein Obama really is the president, yet being old-fashioned, collect pay only when we work. Not so Mr. Marshall:
On Monday, a Federal Magistrate, Dominica Whelan, ordered the bureau to re-hire Mr Marshall in his role as a remote areas weather observer.
Ms Whelan also ordered the bureau to give him the backpay owed from his $75,000 salary.
Marshall’s lawyer considers him to be a victim of discrimination.
On a tip from Andrew M.