Air NZ Flight Attendant Wins Unjustified Dismissal Case

Former Air New Zealand flight attendant Gina Kensington, who was forced to hand over her bank and Facebook records by the ERA has won her case against the airline. Ms Kensington was dismissed from her long haul flight attendant job when she defied her manager's instructions and took domestic leave to care for her ill sister Vania earlier this year who had just had a baby. In March Ms Kensington, who was on leave and at the beach for the [...]

Read more...

ERA forces sacked worker to give up Facebook and bank info

An Air New Zealand flight attendant has been forced to surrender Facebook pages and bank account statements by the Employment Relations Authority. The ERA is hearing Gina Kensington's personal grievance claim for unjustified dismissal by Air New Zealand over alleged abuse of sick leave in March this year. Kensington claims she took the sick leave to care for her sister. Air New Zealand responded to her grievance claim by demanding that they be allowed to see her Facebook and bank [...]

Read more...

Air NZ manager sacked for serious misconduct

An Air New Zealand crew member was sacked after she attempted to board a rival company's plane to have a look inside, then "spoke sarcastically" when she was denied. Helen Watson, a flight services manager with 26 years experience, was dismissed in August last year and has now launched a personal grievance case against her former employer. Air New Zealand says it fired Watson after a disciplinary investigation found her actions amounted to serious misconduct. The airline alleges Watson, when waiting for [...]

Read more...

Air NZ pilot wins reinstatement over sex case

A pilot with Air New Zealand subsidiary, Air Nelson who was sacked for having sex with a flight attendant and drinking on an overnight stop has won a legal battle to save his job. Air Nelson has exhausted its legal avenues after its decision to dismiss the pilot for "serious misconduct" was overruled. The flight attendant, then 19, said she could not have consented to sex but her complaint to police did not result in a prosecution. The Employment Relations Authority found [...]

Read more...