My cousin recently started on probation with a hairdressing chain in Canberra, with a view of obtaining a 1st year apprenticeship after 3 months.
My wife went to her hairdresser who told her that the chain had a reputation of hiring probationers for 3 months then not offering an apprenticeship.
The probationers clean the shop and wash hair, freeing the hairdressers to only cut hair. If they hired casuals they would have to pay more.
Has anyone heard something similar?
Any recourse legally here or can I find out anywhere if this is true? (if they have hired probationers repeatedly without offering an apprenticeship for example.)
Thanks for any advice.