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Indian-origin hotelier to pay compensation to waiter in Australia

Indian-origin hotelier to pay compensation to waiter in Australia
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An Indian-origin hotelier has been ordered by an Australian court to pay $10,000 in compensation to a Nepalese-origin waiter who was denied salary for ...

An Indian-origin hotelier has been ordered by an Australian court to pay $10,000 in compensation to a Nepalese-origin waiter who was denied salary for not “speaking proper English”, media said on Monday.


Milan Dehal, 29, who worked at Indian Masala Restaurant in Adelaide, had been fighting for almost 18 months for 1640.06 Australian dollars of salary. The industrial relations court awarded $10,000 in compensation after manager Nicholas Sharma refused to pay him salary partly because he “can’t even speak proper English”, Herald Sun said.

During the hearing, Sharma denied he had to pay weekend penalty rates to Dehal for his work. “I’m offering to pay it, but not the amount that has been asked for, a person who can’t even speak proper English and he’s demanding 30 dollars an hour,” he said.
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