After being remanded into detention, an airline pilot accused of murdering an elderly couple is suing his former employer for unjust dismissal.
Greg Lynn, 55, of Caroline Springs, Australia, is charged with the murders of Carol Clay and Russell Hill, two elderly campers.
The couple went missing while camping in March 2020, but their bodies were discovered only on November 30, 2021.
Because of the advanced state of decomposition of the couple’s bodies, it took authorities two months to identify them.
Lynn was arrested in December and has yet to be proven guilty of any crime. His trial is scheduled for later this year.
Jetstar, on the other hand, fired him in January, citing “current circumstances” that prevent him from functioning as a Captain on the airline’s A320 fleet.
Lynn’s issue has been taken up by the Transport Workers Union (TWU), which claims Jetstar has denied him procedural fairness. Lynn’s dismissal was described as “harsh, unjust, and irrational” by the union in a letter to the airline.
Because the two parties were unable to reach an agreement, the case was sent to the Fair Work Commission.
Lynn claims that because he is remanded in custody pending his trial, he cannot be expected to attend work, yet he has not been proven guilty of any criminal or workplace misbehavior.
The union is just representing him in his claim for unfair dismissal and is not involved in the criminal case.