Class action victory for McDonald’s workers in wages claim.
In a related but separate hearing the Full Court of the Federal Court considered and has now affirmed that the Federal Court has power to order that a portion of settlement monies be paid to the litigation funder, Court House Capital, supporting the action, upon approval of any settlement – a so called Settlement Common Fund Order.
The Court found that the class action was an appropriate vehicle for the continuation of the compensation claims of group members.
We now look forward to progressing the class action for the thousands of group members represented by Shine Lawyers and funded by Court House Capital.
The class action brought on behalf of McDonald’s workers who were not given a paid 10-minute break when working a shift of four hours or more, alleges McDonald’s operated a system of work which denied workers their right to paid breaks in breach of the EBA and the Award.
Current or former McDonald’s employees who believe they are eligible to join the class action, can register with Shine Lawyers.