LEGAL | Staff Reporter, Australia

Domino's releases statement about wage fraud allegations

In reaction to recent media reports, the pizza company issued the following statement.

"Domino’s takes wage fraud incredibly seriously. We have had a specialist proactive compliance team for more than three years identifying those franchisees who have done the wrong thing in terms of deliberately underpaying staff wages and exiting them from the system. Like any other audit process we have, whether it’s food safety, or workplace safety – it’s non-stop and we are continuing with it."

"We are embarrassed that we have had some franchisees underpay their workers, but we are removing that behaviour from our business so they do not tarnish the great work of so many hard-working franchisees."

"Our compliance checks show the majority of the small businesses which make up the Domino's network are profitable, doing the right thing by their employees, and working hard every day to build a sustainable business and serve our customers."

"Domino’s is unable to comment on the specific aspects of Pamir’s team member’s employment."

Pamir Dehsabzi is a Domino's franchisee who runs 10 stores in Sydney and is part of the company's Franchisee Advisory Committee. He is currently being investigated by the Fair Work Ombudsman for underpaying employees.

As this is an ongoing external investigation, Domino’s is unable to comment on specific allegations. 

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