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Junior doctors launch class action claiming systemic underpayment by public hospitals – ABC News

A legal claim has been filed against Peninsula Health in Victoria, claiming the organisation deliberately underpaid a junior doctor. It’s the first of what could…

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Legal action has begun on behalf of junior doctors, who say they have been deliberately underpaid after working overtime in Victoria’s public health system.
Key points:

  • Legal action has been filed against Peninsula Health for alleged underpayment of overtime
  • Lawyers say they are planning to bring other class actions against services in the public system
  • Some doctors say they are afraid to raise concerns for fear of upsetting their superiors

A class action has been filed in the Federal Court against…

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