June 2019 | Sour grapes: High-end restaurant feud hurtles towards bitter final course

Date: 16 June 2019

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

The owners of former high end Sydney restaurant Sepia argue that it was reasonable for their sommelier to find out his employment had been terminated via Twitter.

Rodney Setter, an award-winning sommelier, is suing his former bosses at Sepia, chef Martin Benn and manager Vicki Wild, for multiple breaches of the Fair Work Act.

The award-winning eatery closed its doors for the final time in December, ahead of a move to Melbourne to establish a swanky new restaurant.

Mr Setter claims he was not given formal written notice of termination prior to the restaurant's closure, and that he worked up to 20 hours a week in unpaid overtime. Mr Benn and Ms Wild, reject those claims.