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Dominos Pizza Employee Class Action

The Case

Therium is funding a class action on behalf of a large group of employees and former employees against Dominos Pizza Enterprises Limited (Dominos). The case alleges that Dominos, as the head franchisor, made alleged systemic false or misleading representations to its franchisee network in relation to wage rates and conditions applicable to employees of the franchisees from in or around 2010, which resulted in widespread underpayment of franchisee staff, predominantly pizza delivery drivers, from that time until 2018.

Why It’s Significant

The case is one of the largest class actions brought to date on behalf of an employee group in Australia and has gained significant media attention.

Therium’s Solution

Without funding, Dominos employees, numbering in the thousands, would be unlikely to have been able to seek compensation for their alleged underpayment.

Specialism

Class Action / Employment / Collective Redress / Labour

Sector

Food & Beverage / Retail

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Social Food & Beverage Retail Breach of Contract Class Action Collective Redress Employment / Labour Equal Pay Group Litigation Law Firm funding

UK Supermarket Equal Pay

The Case

Therium is financing equal pay claims for supermarket workers for breach of ‘equality’ term implied into employment contracts via the Equality Act 2010. The claimants who are mostly female, are claiming for pay equal with their male counterparts.

Why It’s Significant

The claim against this supermarket is one of a handful of claims against UK supermarkets for unfair treatment of female employees, having received lower pay despite their work being of equal value to that of male colleagues. The claim against Asda, the most advanced of the claims against UK supermarkets, won a Supreme Court ruling in Q1 2021 determining that lower-paid shop staff (who are mostly women) can compare themselves with higher paid warehouse workers (who are mostly men). The claim seeks to compensate over 10,000 employees that have been underpaid but also helps disincentivise UK employers from breaching the Equality Act 2010.

Therium’s Solution

Therium is providing finance via a law firm funding arrangement.

Specialism

Employment / Equal Pay / Breach of Contract / Class Action / Group Litigation / Law Firm Funding / Collective Redress

Sector

Food & Beverage / Retail

Case Studies

Social Food & Beverage Breach of Contract Employment / Labour

Established Food Supply Company

The Case

Therium funded a breach of contract and wrongful dismissal claim brought by the former President and CEO of the claimant business against his former employer, a food supply company based in Canada.

Why It’s Significant

The claimant found himself in a contest against his deep-pocketed employer without the financial means to pursue his claims.  Litigation finance allowed him to pursue the claim, facilitating access to justice.

Therium’s Solution

Litigation finance from Therium allowed the claimant to pursue the claim, facilitating access to justice.

Specialism

Employment / Breach of Contract 

Sector

Food & Beverage

Case Studies