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Queensland man who claims he's the love child of Charles and Camilla loses employment battle


A Queensland engineer who insists he's the love child of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall has lost a court battle to return to work after being suspended for threatening his supervisor.

Simon Charles Dorante-Day was suspended with pay in June 2018 by the Public Service Commission following an investigation into his behaviour.

This followed a workplace complaint from his boss who said he felt threatened by the radio-electrical engineer during a telephone conversation about Mr Dorante-Day's leave balances.

"(Mr Dorante-Day) then said - threatened - that I was under scrutiny by authorities that were overlooking the royal issue and everything I was doing was being watched and documented and that I needed to be careful on what I did," the manager wrote.

"He also said to the effect, that if I wanted to get into a driverless car heading for a cliff, then I would go over the cliff. Or words to that effect."

"I believe I am being subjected to bullying, disrespected and verbally and physically threatened in the workplace by an employee," the manager concluded.

In July, Mr Dorante-Day applied to the Supreme Court to have the decision to suspend him quashed so he could return to work at the agency.

In a hearing about the matter in April, Mr Dorante-Day, who self-represented, told the court his royal paternity issue had influenced his suspension from work.

He went on to explain there had been an earlier "workplace issue" in 2015 after he was late because he had "been on the phone to Buckingham Palace" until 4am one morning.

On Tuesday, Justice Debra Mullins rejected Mr Dorante-Day's application to have the suspension decision reversed.

"As none of the grounds for review relied upon by the applicant have been established, it follows that the amended application for a statutory order of review must be dismissed," she said in a written decision.

He remains suspended with pay from Public Safety Business Agency.
 

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