Compensation for adverse action (non-economic loss)

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A casual bar tender who had his rosters revoked because he had complained about moneys which he was owed for work done over several months has been awarded compensation by the Federal Court including for non-economic loss for hurt, humiliation and distress. The employee had been underpaid wages on the basis that he was a part time employee when under the award as a casual he was entitled to be paid more. The judge was less than impressed with the offensive response by management.

Hall v City Country Hotel Management Pty Ltd (2014) FCCA 2317 delivered on 10 October 2014