Oct 9

Worker unjustifiably dismissed over ‘theft’ of sausages

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A Far North man who worked with the intellectually disabled was wrongfully dismissed after being accused of stealing sausages from a work Christmas BBQ, but the Employment Relations Authority said the man’s “significant contribution” to the situation meant he was not entitled to any compensation for the wrongdoing. Jack Lemon worked for Idea…

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Sep 26

Worker wins case against boss who smashed truck window

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An employer who smashed the window of an employee’s work truck because the worker was suspected of stealing diesel has been ordered to pay $5600 compensation by the Employment Relations Authority. The worker, William Tuhura, won his claim for unjustified constructive dismissal against Action Plumbing, Gas and Drainage Services Limited. Mr Tuhura began…

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Aug 26

ERA rules no compensation for sexual harassment claimant

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A hospitality sales cadet who was sexually harassed by her co-workers has not received any compensation from her employer, after alerting the company to the harassment only in her resignation letter. The woman – whose name was suppressed by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) – was employed by the unnamed Auckland company between…

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Aug 18

Company fined after employee loses toes in wharf accident

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Northland Stevedoring Services Limited has been fined $37,500 today following an accident at Northport Wharf, which resulted in an employee on his first day at work having three toes amputated. The company has also been ordered to pay $15,000 in reparation after the accident on 15 November 2010. The Whangarei District Court heard…

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Aug 17

Worker denied compensation despite flawed dismissal process

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A male office administrator fired for sexually harassing workmates at an Auckland branch of Denny’s restaurant has been denied compensation, despite a “flawed” dismissal process. Jose Kifouani was sacked from Denny’s in late 2009 after at least two women complained about his behaviour. Mr Kifouani, discussed sexual matters with them and watched pornography…

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Jul 28

Public Servant wants compensation over motel sex accident

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A public servant in Australia who was accidentally injured while having sex at a motel on a work trip is appealing a finding she is not entitled to compensation. Her representative,Leo Grey, has told a federal court there was no suggestion she had engaged in any misconduct. He said her injury occurred during…

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May 23

Office worker awarded $6000 for unfair dismissal

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An office worker who brought a bottle of liqueur to work then was sacked when she turned up the next day seemingly¬†hung over, has¬†been awarded more than $6000 for unfair dismissal. Sarah Anderson, who worked at the Whakatane Beacon, said that she had an extended visit to the toilet to deal with her…

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