Melbourne, May 31: A retailer in Australia has been fined almost 10,000 dollars after it dismissed a worker via text message, which has been described as an appalling way to sack someone.
Sedina Sokolovic, who is also an actress, was fired after her boss was unhappy with her swapping shifts without permission and being late for work at Modestie Boutique in Liverpool, in Sydney’s south-west, reports News.com.au.
Sokolovic had worked at the store for two years, and was sacked two days after the swap took place.
In the text message obtained by Fairfax newspapers, Modestie director Sophia Sarkis wrote:
“That shows me you not taking me serious or the work. Which hurts me enough and you can pick up your pay tomorrow and drop the key. You don’t need to call me and I don’t see that we can work together.”
Fair Work Australia awarded her 9992 dollars after ruling the Boxing Day text was harsh, unjust and unreasonable.
Fair Work Commissioner Ian Cambridge called the text sacking “pretty appalling” and said it showed a “lack of courage.” (ANI)