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Rugby league player obtains injunction against employing Club

The Penrith Panthers have been in the headlines recently due to an employment dispute with one of their players, Taylan May.

The Penrith Panthers (the Club) have been in the headlines recently due to an employment dispute with one of their players, Taylan May (the Player).

The Player has been stood down by the NRL since late May 2024 under the NRL’s no-fault stand down policy, after he was charged with domestic violence-related offences.

Shortly after the Player was stood down, the Club issued him with a show cause notice over prior incidents unrelated to the recent charges. The Player fronted the Club’s Board to explain the breaches.  

A second hearing before the Board was scheduled to take place next week, where it is understood the Player’s employment with the Club was to be terminated. However, last week the Player sought and successfully obtained an injunction from the Federal Court of Australia preventing the Club from holding that meeting.

This is a noteworthy employment dispute and will be closely followed as it progresses.

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