A class action lawsuit has been launched against Domino’s Pizza Enterprises, claiming the Australian pizza giant systematically underpaid its workers.
Law firm Phi Finney McDonald alleges that most delivery and in-store Domino’s workers were paid less than they should have from June 24, 2013 through to January 24, 2018.
“The class action alleges that Domino’s improperly told its Australian franchisees to pay delivery drivers and in-store workers under the inapplicable employment agreements,” Phi Finney McDonald said on a website devoted to the class action.
The class action alleges casual workers at Domino’s Pizza weren’t paid a 25 per cent loading bonus and workers didn’t get penalty rates for working after-hours, on weekends or on public holidays (AAP)
Casual workers weren’t paid a 25 per cent loading bonus and workers didn’t get penalty rates for working after-hours, on weekends or on public holidays, Phi Finney McDonald alleges.
Phi Finney McDonald said Domino’s workers are owed the difference between the rates they were paid and the employment agreements.
Domino’s Pizza Enterprises said in a statement today it “had not been served with any claim or received any prior contact about this matter”. But Domino’s said it is of the view the pay and conditions of workers should have been determined by industrial agreements, rather than rates determined by the Fair Work Commission known as the Fast Food Industry Award 2010.
The lawsuit alleges Domino’s told its Australian franchisees to underpay its delivery drivers and in-store workers (AAP)
“Domino’s takes the proper payment of its team members seriously. Any formal proceedings received will be reviewed and actioned in the ordinary course,” the company said.
The class action is being funded by London-based global litigation funding provider Therium Litigation Finance.
Therium is one of the world’s largest litigation funders, paying for litigation in return for a slice of any successful returns.