Tribunal dismisses Tattoo coverup case

A claim of discrimination made by a woman whose employers asked her to cover a tattoo has been dismissed by the Human Rights Review Tribunal. In May last year Claire Haupini, 32, who worked as a casual worker for the Spit Roast Catering Company in Auckland, was asked to cover up the tattoo on her left forearm, which evoked her Whakatohea and Ngaphui tribal links. Working at a corporate function, Mrs Haupini was asked to wear a three-quarter shirt instead of [...]

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Woman to sue Corrections over employment refusal because husband was an inmate

Things are getting weird in New Zealand when an applicant may not have to declare that her husband is an inmate of a prison she wants to be a warden at. Lydia Butcher is to sue the corrections Department for refusing to employ her as a prison guard in the prison where her husband was on remand. Mrs Butcher wanted to work at the Northland Region Corrections Facility, a prison at Ngawha Springs near Kaikohe. Her husband, Carl Butcher, was [...]

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