Junior doctors win $230 million settlement after wage-theft class action

Lawyer Hayden Stephens says he thought the case was going to trial before a last-minute breakthrough.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Hayden Stephens.

More than 25,000 junior doctors can apply for a share of $230 million after NSW Health agreed to Australia’s largest payout in a wage-theft class action.

Dr Amireh Fakhouri, a junior doctor at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital between 2015 and 2018, spearheaded the four-year legal fight over unpaid superannuation, meal breaks, and rostered and unrostered overtime.