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KFC Class Action

Gordon Legal has commenced a class action on behalf of the SDA and two representative applicants to recover compensation for people who worked at a KFC store between 25 October 2017 and the present time and who have not received their 10 Minute Paid Rest Breaks.

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KFC Rest Pause Class Action

Gordon Legal has commenced a class action on behalf of the SDA and two representative applicants, on their own behalf and on behalf of all group members to recover compensation for people who worked at a KFC store between 25 October 2017 and the present time and who have not received their 10 Minute Paid Rest Breaks.

The relationship between the SDA, the union for retail, warehousing, and fast-food workers, and Gordon Legal ensures that claims can be pursued on behalf of all potential class members in one proceeding against KFC and its franchisees.

The SDA has a long and proven history of advancing wages and improving working conditions for Australian workers in both the retail and fast-food industries.

If you have worked at a KFC in Australia in the past 6 years, and did not receive 10 Minute Paid Rest Breaks, please register your information with us. Registration is free and without obligation. We will keep your information confidential.

Am I Eligible for the Class Action?

If you have worked at a KFC store from 25 October 2017 until now;

AND

Did not receive 10 Minute Paid Rest Pauses for every 4 hours of continuous work, you are eligible.

Example:

  • If you worked a 4 hour shift and did not receive a 10 Minute Paid Rest Pause.
  • If you worked a 5 hour shift and only received a 30 Minute Unpaid Meal Break.

Even if you are not sure if you are a potential group member, we strongly recommend that you register your interest if you are or have worked at a KFC store and believe you were not provided with your 10 Minute Paid Rest Pauses.

Timeline

25th October 2023:

Gordon Legal commenced class action on behalf of two representative applicants, on their own behalf and on behalf of all group members to recover compensation for people who worked at a KFC store between 25 October 2017 and the present time and who have not received their 10 Minute Paid Rest Breaks.

27th November 2023:

The SDA joined wage theft Class Action against KFC.

FAQs

Gordon Legal has commenced a Class Action on behalf of two representative applicants against KFC and its franchisees seeking compensation for employees who did not receive 10 Minute Paid Rest Pauses in the past 6 years.

The Basis of the claims is that:

  1. KFC and/or Franchisees failed to provide 10 Minute Paid Rest Pauses that they were legally entitled to;
  2. As a result – KFC and/or Franchisees contravened the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth); and
  3. If these contraventions are proved, compensation should be paid to KFC employees for the non provision of their Rest Pauses.

No. Gordon Legal is obliged to keep your information confidential once registered for the class action. You do not have to tell KFC that you have registered with us.

Gordon Legal has commenced this Class Action on a No Win No Fee Basis. This means that legal costs will only be charged if there is a successful outcome including a settlement. It is important to understand that in a class action the Court must approve all aspects of any settlement or resolution including whether any legal costs (and if so, how much in legal costs) should be paid by the Representative Applicants and group members.

A class action, also known as a group proceeding, is a court procedure brought by one or more individuals known as representative applicants on their own behalf and on behalf of other people who have similar claims against the same party or parties (the respondent(s)). The individuals in the wider group are known as group members.

Class Actions are brought to resolve common issues of fact or law for the wider group. It is not necessary that group members have identical claims. In fact, it is to be expected that there will differences between the loss and damage suffered by each individual group member.

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SDA joins KFC Class Action

SDA joins KFC Class Action. The SDA has today announced that it has instructed the class action law firm, Gordon Legal, to act on its behalf in a wage theft Class Action against KFC.

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