When employees query their wages and entitlements

When employees query their wages and entitlements

The owner of two health clubs has been required to pay compensation to a casual fitness instructor who was stood down after questioning his entitlements.

The Fair Work Ombudsman has ruled that the stand-down was unlawful and that the employee be reimbursed $2179 for lost wages. The worker suffered financial difficulties after losing his income and was forced to vacate his rental accommodation. Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James says employees cannot be stood down for asking about their wages and conditions.

It is essential to be very careful when dealing with employees who make claims about their wages and entitlements.

There are protections under the Fair Work act, so speak to us at HR Central if you have any doubt about how to proceed.

To contact us, call 1300 717 721 

Michael O'Shaughnessy

Michael is a specialist in all things HR. With vast HR experience in the USA and Australia, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and advice to HR Central. When he's not blogging for HR Central you can find him out for dinner in one of Melbourne's newest restaurants.

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