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Victorian Junior Doctors Class Actions

Landmark win for junior doctors in wage theft case

The Federal Court of Australia has ruled in favour of junior doctors in a class action lawsuit against Peninsula Health.

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 1800 21 22 23.

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.


Court documents

Court documents

Copies of the Court documents in the proceedings that have been issued are available below.

Peninsula Proceeding – ASMOF & Anor v Peninsula Health VID115/2021

Originating Application – Peninsula HealthStatement of Claim – Peninsula HealthDefence – Peninsula HealthAmended Reply – Peninsula HealthCourt Orders dated 27 August 2021 – Peninsula HealthOpt Out Notice – Peninsula Health

Monash, Latrobe & Bairnsdale Proceeding – ASMOF & Anor v Monash Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital & Bairnsdale Regional Health Service VID210/2021

Amended Originating Application – Monash, Latrobe & BairnsdaleAmended Statement of Claim – Monash, Latrobe & Bairnsdale, Defence – Monash, Latrobe & Bairnsdale, Amended Reply – Monash, Latrobe & BairnsdaleCourt Orders dated 27 August 2021 – Monash & LatrobeOpt Out Notice – Monash & LatrobeCourt Orders dated 11 November 2022 – BairnsdaleOpt Out Notice – Bairnsdale

Western Proceeding – ASMOF & Anor v Western Health VID419/2021

Originating Application – Western HeathStatement of Claim – Western HeathDefence – Western HealthReply – Western HealthCourt Orders dated 27 August 2021 – Western HealthOpt Out Notice – Western Health

Eastern and Royal Women’s Proceeding – ASMOF & Anor v Eastern Health & Anor VID611/2021

Originating Application – Eastern & Royal Women’s, Statement of Claim – Eastern & Royal Women’sDefence – Eastern & Royal Women’sReply – Eastern & Royal Women’sCourt Orders dated 8 December 2021 – Eastern & Royal Women’sOpt Out Notice – Eastern & Royal Women’s

Alfred and St Vincent’s  Proceeding – ASMOF & Anor v Alfred Health & Anor VID700/2021

Originating Application – Alfred & St Vincent’s, Statement of Claim – Alfred & St Vincent’sDefence – Alfred & St Vincent’s, Reply – Alfred & St Vincent’sCourt Orders dated 2 February 2022 – Alfred & St Vincent’sOpt Out Notice – Alfred & St Vincent’s

Northern Health  Proceeding – ASMOF & Anor v Northern Health & Anor VID760/2021

Originating Application – Northern, Statement of Claim – NorthernDefence – Northern HealthReply – Northern HealthCourt Orders dated 8 March 2022 – NorthernOpt Out Notice – Northern

Bendigo Health  Proceeding – ASMOF & Anor v Bendigo Health & Anor VID774/2021

Originating Application – Bendigo, Statement of Claim – BendigoDefence – BendigoReply – Bendigo HealthCourt Orders dated 8 March 2022 – BendigoOpt Out Notice – Bendigo

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