Worker wins case against boss who smashed truck window

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 working for the company as a drainlayer in 2009. His boss, managing director Daniel Board, became suspicious that Mr Tuhura was taking diesel bought with a work fuel [...]

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ERA backs Farmers sacking of retail department manager

Fae OsborneA former Farmers' Department Store employee is devastated after being fired for abusing staff discount privileges, and still denies she was in the wrong despite an Employment Relations Authority ruling against her. West Auckland resident Fae Osborne was sacked from her department manager role at LynnMall's Farmers store after the company investigated claims she used her staff discount to buy items for a family member. In a just released decision, the Employment Relations Authority ruled the department store was right [...]

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