Former Mildura laundry owner Kevin Andrews has been convicted of repeatedly bullying several of his workers physically, psychologically and verbally at his business between 2007 and 2009.
Magistrate Hugh Radford said Andrews’ “disgusting and appalling” behaviour had caused workers to suffer nightmares and depression up to five years on.
Mr Radford said Andrews had asked one employee to bring his dogs to the laundry, “and if an employee stuffed up they would be bitten by the dogs, that is the employee would be locked up with the dogs in a shipping container”.
“Further the accused threatened the employees that he would dissolve them in acid, a substance that was available to them in the workplace,” Mr Radford said. …
Andrews also referred a female employee as a “big fat bush pig”, called women “brain-dead c—s” and had said “all women are dogs”.
I’m amazed he was only fined $50,000!Tags: employment law