Sep 2019 | These migrant workers say they were told they would have to 'buy' leave

Date: 6 Sep 2019

Source: SBS

When mother of two Ninumol Abraham started her job at a Canberra restaurant, she says she was told to pay for her sick leave and holiday leave.

To make it worse, Ms Abraham said she worked nearly 70-hour, six-day weeks at the restaurant to support her kids.

"I couldn't get time to look after my kids and my family," Ms Abraham said.

Binny John Babu, her boss at the Indian restaurant, Binny's Kathitto, allegedly rejected her requests to reduce her hours.

After she took a few days off sick, Ms Abraham provided a medical certificate to Mr Babu upon request.

Later that day, Ms Abraham says he sacked her.