Hairdresser awarded $4000 after poor communication over parental leave

Just because an employee is out of sight for a while (on parental leave) does not absolve an employer from their duty of care.The Employment relations Authority has ordered a Christchurch hairdressing salon to pay $4000 compensation to a woman who was "fobbed off" when she tried to return to work after parental leave. The Authority ruled that Bridget Isherwood was compromised by her ex-employer - Synergy Hair - under the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987 because [...]

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