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.
Junior Doctors Class Action
Frequently Asked Questions
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Copies of the Court documents in the proceedings that have been issued are available below.
Peninsula Proceeding – ASMOF & Anor v Peninsula Health VID115/2021
Monash, Latrobe & Bairnsdale Proceeding – ASMOF & Anor v Monash Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital & Bairnsdale Regional Health Service VID210/2021
- Amended Originating Application – Monash, Latrobe & Bairnsdale
- Amended Statement of Claim – Monash, Latrobe & Bairnsdale
- Defence – Monash, Latrobe & Bairnsdale
- Amended Reply – Monash, Latrobe & Bairnsdale
- Court Orders Dated 27 August 2021 – Monash & Latrobe
- Opt Out Notice – Monash & Latrobe
- Court Orders Dated 11 November 2022 – Bairnsdale
- Opt Out Notice – Bairnsdale