360° Coverage : Australia court moved for ill-treatment of Indian chef

1 Updates
Australia court moved for ill-treatment of Indian chef
Photo Credit: Quinn Rooney, Getty Images

Australia court moved for ill-treatment of Indian chef

Jul 1 2013, 6:36am CDT | by

Sydney, July 1 (IANS) Australia's workplace relations ombudsman has moved court against a restaurant in that country for discriminating against an Indian chef.

Sydney, July 1 — Australia's workplace relations ombudsman has moved court against a restaurant in that country for discriminating against an Indian chef. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has launched...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Australia court moved for ill-treatment of Indian chef

Jul 1 2013, 6:36am CDT | by

Sydney, July 1 (IANS) Australia's workplace relations ombudsman has moved court against a restaurant in that country for discriminating against an Indian chef.

Sydney, July 1 — Australia's workplace relations ombudsman has moved court against a restaurant in that country for discriminating against an Indian chef.

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has launched legal action against the restaurant in Perth in Western Australia state for denying the Indian pay for four months and then sacking via a text message for calling in sick, the WA Today online newspaper reported Monday.

Both the restaurant, located in the Perth suburb of Nedlands, and the chef have not been named.

According to the report, the chef, who was in Australia on a bridging visa - a temporary visa that is issued while the substantive or main visa is processed - was recruited by the restaurant in May 2012 through classified advertisements website Gumtree.

The chef, then aged 25, was paid A$200 for his first few days of work.

Thereafter, he was not paid anything even as he worked six evenings a week.

In September 2012, when he sent a text message stating that he could not attend work as he was unwell and that he would produce a medical certificate in this connection, he reportedly received a series of text messages terminating his employment.

The chef was owed A$15,000 in wages and entitlements for work he had rendered.

The FWO has alleged that the restaurant has violated workplace laws in its treatment towards the Indian chef including taking adverse action against him when he had applied for sick leave, which he was entitled to.

The operator of the restaurant faces A$6,600 per breach and the company that owns the restaurant A$33,000 per breach.

The FWO has also sought full back-payment for the chef and compensation and damages.

The case is listed for hearing in the Federal Circuit Court of Western Australia next week.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

EU to help Croatia fight cybercrime
Zagreb, Sep 18 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will finance Croatia 700,000 euros ($904,715) for training police to fight against cybercrime, Croatia's interior ministry said Wednesday.
 
 
Turkey supports Macedonia's bid to join NATO
Ankara, Sep 18 (IANS) Turkey will continue to support Macedonia's aspiration to join NATO and the European Union (EU), Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Wednesday.
 
 
No ground troops against IS : Obama
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) President Barack Obama Wednesday reiterated that the US will not use ground troops against Iraq to fight against the Islamic State (IS).
 
 
33 killed in fresh attack in northern Nigeria
Lagos, Sep 17 (IANS) At least 33 people, including a soldier, were killed Tuesday night in an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen gunmen in Nigeria's Kaduna state, official said Wednesday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

20 killed in Nigerian college attack
Abuja, Sep 17 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed following an explosion and sporadic shootings that rocked the premises of a college in Nigeria's Kano state Wednesday, hospital sources said. The incident occurred...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Kosovo police arrest 15 suspected Islamic extremists
Pristina, Sep 17 (IANS) Kosovo police arrested 15 alleged Islamic extremists, including twelve imams, early Wednesday in a massive anti-extremist operation. The imam of Grand Mosque in capital Pristina, Shefqet...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
India-Nepal relationship unique: Nepal vice president
Kathman Sep 17 (IANS) Nepal's Vice President Paramananda Jha Wednesday said the relationship between India and Nepal was unique and extraordinary, rooted in the shared history and culture of the two countries. Jha was...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
34 kids died of contaminated measles vaccines: Syrian rebels
Damascus, Sep 17 (IANS) At least 34 children have died in rebel-held Syria after being injected with contaminated measles vaccines, the rebels have claimed. They also warned that the deaths might be caused by...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Travel bans complicated Ebola fight: WHO official
Nairobi, Sep 17 (IANS) Travel prohibitions to Ebola-hit West African countries have undermined the fight against the pandemic that has claimed 2,500 lives, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official said Wednesday....
Read more on Business Balla
 
The Apple Watch Gold Edition Reportedly Costing $4,999
The consumers will have to spend a big amount of money to buy the Apple Watch Gold Edition, as an analyst claims that the device can cost as high as $4,999.According to the Business Insider, the prediction has been made...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
The Apple Watch Gold Edition Reportedly Costing $4,999
The consumers will have to spend a big amount of money to buy the Apple Watch Gold Edition, as an analyst claims that the device can cost as high as $4,999.According to the Business Insider, the prediction has been made...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Bravo fined by ICC
Dubai, Sep 17 (IANS) West Indies player Darren Bravo has been found guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the fourth and final day's play in the second Test against...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
With better understanding, US ready to engage Modi's India
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) Ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit, the US says that with a better understanding of each other's systems, it's looking forward to engage with India putting behind the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Saudi Arabia launches website for expatriate workers
Riyadh, Sep 17 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's labour ministry has launched a website to educate expatriate workers about their rights and ways to avail them, a media report said Wednesday. The website www.laboreducation.gov.sa...
Read more on Politics Balla