Woolworths & Big W Class Action

The Class Action has reached a provisional settlement. This means that the Applicants and Woolworths have agreed to settle the Class Action, but the settlement has not yet been approved by the Court.

The settlement would require the Applicants to discontinue the Class Action. This means the Class Action would end.

The settlement would require Woolworths to pay any further compensation to class members back to November 2013 in accordance with the legal principles decided in the proceeding brought by the Fair Work Ombudsman against Woolworths on 17 June 2020. This means class members who worked between 29 November 2013 and 16 June 2015 and between 1 October 2019 and 7 October 2021 may receive additional compensation (if they were underpaid during those periods) following the outcome of the Fair Work Ombudsman’s proceeding.

More information will be available when the parties apply to the Court for settlement approval. We will be in contact with class members in the coming days and weeks.

Adero Law filed a class action against Woolworths in November 2019 on behalf of salaried managers who allege they were not paid for overtime hours worked. In addition, Adero Law sought that penalties be imposed on Woolworths on behalf of salaried managers who allege they were underpaid.

If you were employed in a salaried manager role at a Woolworths/Metro supermarket at any time between 30 November 2013 and 29 November 2019 or Woolworths SA/Big W at any time between 25 June 2014 and 24 June 2020, you are covered by the class action.

The parties in the class action reached a provisional settlement agreement on 7 October 2021, and is subject to approval by the Court.

You may still choose to register for the Woolworths and Big W Class Action.

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