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Australia court moved for bad treatment of Indian chef

Australia’s workplace relations ombudsman has moved court against a restaurant in that country for discriminating against an Indian chef. 

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has launched legal action against the restaurant in Perth for denying the Indian pay for four months and then sacking via a text message for calling in sick, the WA Tuesday online newspaper reported. 

Both the restaurant, located in the Perth suburb of Nedlands, and the chef have not been named. According to the report, the chef, who was in Australia on a bridging visa, a temporary visa that is issued while the substantive or main visa is processed - was recruited by the restaurant in May 2012 through classified advertisements website Gumtree. 

The chef, then aged 25, was paid A$200 for his first few days of work. Thereafter, he was not paid anything even as he worked six evenings a week.
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