On 6 October 2011, Mr Divye Kumar Trivedi pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in persons.

Between 2007 and 2008, Mr Trivedi organised the travel of an Indian male to Australia in order to work as a chef in one of his Indian restaurants. Upon arrival, the man was subjected to exploitative conditions which included: being forced to live and bathe at the restaurant and work an average of 12 hours a day, seven days a week for minimal pay; being consistently abused, both physically and mentally; and receiving threats against his person and his family.

On 8 May 2012, Mr Trivedi was sentenced to 250 hours community service and a fine of $1,000.

Case Citation

R v Divye Kumar Trivedi, Unreported (NSWDC, 8 May 2012)

See also: Ram v D&D Indian Fine Food Pty Ltd & Anor [2015] FCCA 389