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Media Alert: Slater & gordon Investigates Class Action over Scientology Wages Claim

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Happy Days, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Outethicsofficer

    Outethicsofficer Silver Meritorious Patron

    Re: Media Alert: Slater & gordon Investigates Class Action over Scientology Wages Cla

    Yawn...we will just keep doing what we do.
    James
     
  2. Happy Days

    Happy Days Silver Meritorious Patron

    Re: Media Alert: Slater & gordon Investigates Class Action over Scientology Wages Cla

    Interviews have started with Slater & Gordon .... :thumbsup:

    So make the call to S&G and get on board .... it's time :yes::yes:

    02 8267 0626
     
  3. Happy Days

    Happy Days Silver Meritorious Patron

    Re: Media Alert: Slater & gordon Investigates Class Action over Scientology Wages Cla

    Steven Lewis from Slater & Gordon did a radio interview

    Here's the link

    http://www.2ue.com.au/legalmatters

    Click on Legal Matters with Tim Shaw Sunday September 18th starts at 9.08


    Enjoy :biggrin:
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2011
  4. degraded being

    degraded being Sponsor

    Re: Media Alert: Slater & gordon Investigates Class Action over Scientology Wages Cla


    That's a really good interview!!!
     
  5. Rmack

    Rmack Van Allen Belt Sunbather

    Re: Media Alert: Slater & gordon Investigates Class Action over Scientology Wages Cla

    Wow, it sounds like the Aussies might sue the cult for back wages. That would be so great.

    I wonder what the equivalent laws in the U.S. are.

    It makes me think of the time I worked my ass off for six months renovating the Fort Harrison hotel. They had promised me ten bucks an hour off of my freeloaders debt, which I found out later was a lie. ASHO day where I worked in L.A. had no intention of honoring an agreement made by Flag, a different org.

    I should have gotten a lawyer right away.
     
  6. Cherished

    Cherished Silver Meritorious Patron

    Re: Media Alert: Slater & gordon Investigates Class Action over Scientology Wages Cla

    I would encourage anyone who worked for the church to get legal advice about the prospects of making a claim for backpay.

    Bear in mind two things:

    a) The Headley decision - which is under appeal, due to be heard in October - is a precedent that the SO were excluded from the Labor laws due to a "ministerial exemption".

    b) In some cases, where a defendant has not acted with "clean hands", they are not allowed to claim that it is too late for the claim to be made against them (ie. that the statutory period of limitation has expired). So, don't assume that because you were employed more than, say, 6 years ago, that you have no claim.

    Obviously, mounting a case that the Church should not be allowed to rely on the limitation period means producing evidence that the Church's behaviour toward YOU was such that they shouldn't be allowed to rely on the statute. You can't just make vague claims that their policies are bad, or some such thing.

    tl;dr Speak to a lawyer who knows about these things.
     
  7. PTSPal

    PTSPal Patron with Honors

    Re: Media Alert: Slater & gordon Investigates Class Action over Scientology Wages Cla

    :happydance:WOW! That was an excellent interview. I really liked the OSA squid at the end..The attorney made the issue extremely clear. I desperately hope that enough people will contact this law firm to make this worth while. It really sounds like a slam dunk barring the inevitable shinanigans that will be coming from the COS...

    keeping my fingers crossed....:happydance::happydance::happydance:
     
  8. Purple Rain

    Purple Rain Crusader

    Re: Media Alert: Slater & gordon Investigates Class Action over Scientology Wages Cla

    Thanks, Cherished. I have given Slater & Gordon a ring and they'll be getting back to me sometime early next week. Amazing how good it feels just to tell someone this stuff.
     
  9. Cherished

    Cherished Silver Meritorious Patron

    Re: Media Alert: Slater & gordon Investigates Class Action over Scientology Wages Cla

    Excellent, Purple.

    I don't know how open Slater and Gordon are to making claims that go outside the limitation period, or whether they would prefer to start with claims that are within it. But don't let that put you off.
     
  10. Purple Rain

    Purple Rain Crusader

    Re: Media Alert: Slater & gordon Investigates Class Action over Scientology Wages Cla

    Well, if I can be useful to them in any way I'm happy to help. Otherwise I'll cheer them on from the sidelines. My income was less than $6,000 last year so really going to see another attorney isn't an option for me. I did tell them I was outside the limitations, so we'll see what they say.
     
  11. Lohan2008

    Lohan2008 Gold Meritorious Patron

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    :bump2:
     
  12. supafreak

    supafreak Patron Meritorious

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    Since when so stickies need to be bumped?
     
  13. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

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    To stay in Todays Posts. :)
     
  14. Happy Days

    Happy Days Silver Meritorious Patron

    Re: Media Alert: Slater & gordon Investigates Class Action over Scientology Wages Cla

    Need to keep circulating the class action information so all of those individuals who worked for Class V, Sea Org or any of the ABLE groups here in Australia have the information available to contact Slater & Gordon and be part of the Class Action. There are newbies signing up regularly on this board and others.

    The statutes of limitions are 6 years from the time your employment ended with CoS. However, please also contact S&G and register your interests even outside this statute as there may be a case to extend the years through an application. And I'm saying 'may' only :)

    It's good to show a history of employment operations by the CoS and individuals contacting S&G and FWO are in a position to provide that history.
     
  15. Last edited: Sep 26, 2011
  16. Happy Days

    Happy Days Silver Meritorious Patron

    Re: Media Alert: Slater & gordon Investigates Class Action over Scientology Wages Cla

    Contact Slater and Gordon 02 8267 0626
     
  17. Happy Days

    Happy Days Silver Meritorious Patron

    Re: Media Alert: Slater & gordon Investigates Class Action over Scientology Wages Cla

    This also applies to individuals who were transferred from overseas orgs to Australian orgs to work you too may be part of the class action.

    Of course statutes of limitations applies but call anyway and get legal advice to see if you are eligible.

    Call Slater and Gordon 02 8267 0626.
     
  18. Albion

    Albion Patron with Honors

    Re: Media Alert: Slater & gordon Investigates Class Action over Scientology Wages Cla

    Just up at Infinite Complacency is an analysis of the Fair Work Ombudsman's report. Thought I'd mention it here as it also feeds into the proposed class action lawsuit.

    Best,

    Jonny Jacobsen
     
  19. Zhent

    Zhent Leakus Maximus

    Re: Media Alert: Slater & gordon Investigates Class Action over Scientology Wages Cla

    Nice one!

    Very interesting, didn't know that!
     
  20. Happy Days

    Happy Days Silver Meritorious Patron

    Re: Media Alert: Slater & gordon Investigates Class Action over Scientology Wages Cla

    Bump for all the new folk out there .... :biggrin: