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 19

Employment Court says Text message dismissal unjustified

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The Employment Court at Nelson has upheld an Employment Relations Authority decision finding a salad bar worker was unjustifiably dismissed when she was sacked by text message after being accused of stealing on her second day on the job. Chief Employment Court Judge Graeme Colgan upheld the ERA decision awarded Amberleigh Howe-Thornley more…

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May 30

Emails to workmates sink ERA excessive work case

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A Southland woman’s emails to friends from her workplace computer indicating she was slacking on the job have rebounded to bite her. Bridgett King, a former employee of J&R Pumps Southland, which trades as Waterforce, claimed she was required to work excessive overtime in order to complete her duties. She took her case…

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