Secrecy over 7-Eleven investigator appointment shows further lack of transparency

3 February 2016
The appointment of a mystery investigator by the 7- Eleven convenience chain is further proof immediate federal law reform is needed to protect vulnerable workers, warns the law firm representing 7-Eleven staff, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

7-Eleven announced the appointment today but the specialist investigator has not been named and the only detail 7-Eleven has released is that the person has a law enforcement background.

“The secrecy surrounding this appointment shows a further lack of transparency with this company. It clearly demonstrates why private companies can’t be trusted to self-police adequately,” said Giri Sivaraman Employment Principal at Maurice Blackburn.

“Many franchises continue to abuse employee rights. How can one person police or prevent industrial law breaches across hundreds of stores nation-wide?” said Mr Sivaraman.

“This is a good example of why law reform must remain on the top of the agenda when dealing with the systematic employment rights abuses and sham contracting scandals that we are seeing so regularly,” said Mr Sivaraman.

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