Staff given pay cut for taking toilet breaks

A MELBOURNE business once awarded a best employer accolade is in strife after deducting wages from staff members for toilet breaks.

At least three employees at an Aegis Australia call centre in Werribee had money taken from their pay for the amount of time they spent in the loo during their shift.

Staff at the outsourcing and contact centre company are required to explain if they are away from their desk for more than 90 seconds.

On returning to their computer after this time, they are sent an electronic alert prompting for exceptions to be made.

The employees are able to make up the time at the end of their shift.


Topics:  employment fair work ombudsman

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