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12 April 2024

Victorian Junior Doctors Class Actions

Gordon Legal, together with Hayden Stephens & Associates, have been engaged by the Victorian division of the Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation (ASMOF) and a number of individual junior doctors to pursue claims in the Federal Court of Australia against a number of Victorian Health Services. These claims will allege that those Health Services failed to pay Doctors in Training for the unrostered overtime worked over the previous six years of their employment.

In the first of many class actions launched against Victorian Health Services for unpaid overtime, the Honourable Justice Bromberg found in favour of junior doctors against their employer, Peninsula Health. This is a positive step forward for junior doctors in their campaign to put an end to dangerous working hours. Now is the time to build momentum and register your interest.

It doesn’t cost you anything to register your interest in participating in the class action or to find out whether you might be entitled to make a claim for your overtime.

You can register on a confidential basis with Gordon Legal if you have worked as a Doctor in Training in Victoria at any time since January 2015. Upon registration, we will be happy to provide you with the information you need to assess your rights, confidentially and with no obligation.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible, or are having difficulties in completing the registration form, please contact us at [email protected] or on (03) 9603 3097.

We will not disclose your identity to any third party, including any Health Service in Victoria, government agency, ASMOF or the AMA,  without your permission.