Construction firm Poettker is being sued for allegedly misleading workers about a major project they say they have built.
The company has been accused of misleading workers that the $1.3 billion Sydney Harbour Bridge will be built on the wrong site and that workers were expected to work on it at the wrong times, ABC News has reported.
In court documents obtained by ABC News, Poettkers management claims it has not been aware of the claims of workers being put on shifts that were not their own.
The document says Poettks staff “did not even know the project had been approved and that it was being built”.
“Poehler’s management had no involvement whatsoever in the construction of the bridge,” the document says.
“Poeshler’s managers, including its vice president, had no knowledge whatsoever of the project or the workers on the project.
Poettkiks management was aware of Poetker’s plans and of the work being done by the construction company.
The company did not even understand that the workers were working for the construction contractors.”
The document is the latest legal blow to Poettkers reputation.
Earlier this year, the company was accused of failing to properly protect workers in the Sydney Harbour Construction project.
It is not the first time the construction giant has been under fire.
In February, the Federal Government’s Office of Fair Trading launched an investigation into the company’s workplace practices.
The inquiry was triggered by a whistleblower complaint.
Topics:law-crime-and-justice,workers,industry,business-economics-and/or-finance,law-enforcement,employment,government-and,employment-and_training,nsw,sydney-2000,melbourne-3000,vic source ABC News (AU) title Construction firm ‘deliberately’ misleading workers over Sydney Harbour bridge article Construction giant PoettKER has been sued for reportedly misleading workers.
The construction company has filed a defamation action against Melbourne-based construction firm DmaxryNO.
The allegations come after ABC News revealed that PoettKers management claimed in court documents that Poetkers management had not been involved in the project, even though PoettKRs management knew the workers it was building were being put to work.
The documents allege Poettkr’s management “had no involvement” in the building of the Sydney Bridge.
Poettker has denied the claims, calling the lawsuit “absurd”.
“I have never done anything wrong,” the company told the ABC.
“It is just absurd to say that we had no idea of what was happening, and that the work had been done.”
PoettKER and DmaxRYNO have been embroiled in a series of lawsuits over their work in Sydney Harbour construction.
In April, a jury found PoettKN had breached Australian Workplace Safety and Health (AWHS) Act rules, when it failed to provide workers with information about a construction project that it had been awarded.
In September, a judge found DmaxR had breached AWHS Act rules when it gave a worker the wrong number of days off for work.
In December, a Federal Court judge found a worker who had been hired by Poettknks management had been deceived.
The case against PoetKers is the second of its kind against DmaxKN, which has been found to have breached AWHSA rules, and a third in January.