Company fined for unfair dismissal after pay query

The operators of a Perth business have been fined nearly $16,000 for sacking a 16-year-old boy because his mother queried his pay.

The Federal Magistrates Court in Perth ruled Willetton company West Coast Propellers breached the teenager's workplace rights.

He was hired in November 2010 and told he would be paid $5.32 an hour.

The boy's mother contacted the Fair Work Infoline and received advice that the pay rate should be more than $7 an hour.

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