LEGAL | Staff Reporter, Australia

Domino's faces class action for allegedly underpaying staff

The pizza chain said it intends to defend itself.

Domino's Pizza Enterprises is facing a class-action lawsuit over employee underpayment.

The suit, filed by law firm Phi Finney McDonald in the Federal Court of Australia, claims that from 24 June 2013 to 24 January 2018, delivery drivers and in-store workers who worked for Domino's and its franchisees in Australia were employed “under a series of employment agreements that did not pay certain entitlements”, including 25% loading for casual workers and additional penalty rates for working after-hours, on weekends and on public holidays.

“If delivery drivers and in-store workers had been properly paid under the Fast Food Industry Award, they would have received these entitlements. The Award also provided for a different (in some cases better) allowance for deliveries per shift as well as a minimum 3-hour shift,” the law firm said in a website dedicated to the class action.

In a statement sent to the ASX, Domino’s said it intends to defend itself against the proceeding.

Photo credit: Domino's Australia Facebook

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