Junior doctors launch lawsuit over unpaid overtime

It follows an AMA report which found junior doctors in Victoria were working 16 hours of overtime per week on average

Junior doctors in Victoria are launching legal action against what they claim is systemic and widespread underpayment for overtime.

A claim has been filed against public hospital operator Peninsula Health in the Federal Court and lawyers say more will follow unless a resolution can be reached with the Victorian government and public health services concerned.

About 10,500 junior doctors claim they are entitled to be paid for overtime worked over the last six years.

Dr Karla Villafana-Soto, who has added her name to the lawsuit, said the