McDonald’s is facing a $250million wage theft claim after a union representing staff alleged they were being denied their entitled paid breaks.
This week, The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA) lodged documents with the Federal Court seeking compensation for 250,000 current and former workers of the fast food giant.
Staff are entitled to a paid ten-minute break if they work four hours or more, and two breaks if they work more than nine hours.
But the SDA allege staff at hundreds of McDonald’s restaurants around Australia weren’t being given their designated breaks.
McDonald’s is facing a $250million wage theft claim after a union representing staff alleged they were being denied their entitled paid breaks
The union claims staff weren’t told about their entitlements and were told if they wanted their paid break, they couldn’t stop work to get a drink or to go to the bathroom.
Others were allegedly told they could have a free soft drink instead of their…