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Manager found personally responsible for adverse action against hospitality employee.

We received judgment this week for a client in an adverse action in the FCC. The Employer, Edition Coffee Roasters, entered voluntary liquidation after proceedings commenced. The Court found the director of the company, Mr Jackson personally liable under s550 of the Fair Work Act for the damages to our clients employment.

Edition Coffee Roasters and Mr Jackson damaged Mr New in his employment after he enquired about unpaid entitlements of other employees and sought to negotiate his own entitlements. The adverse action included denying a support person, systematic demotion, exclusion, withholding entitlements and harassment on multiple social media channels both inside and outside of work hours (amongst other things).