Air NZ Flight Attendant Wins Unjustified Dismissal Case

Former Air New Zealand flight attendant Gina Kensington, who was forced to hand over her bank and Facebook records by the ERA has won her case against the airline. Ms Kensington was dismissed from her long haul flight attendant job when she defied her manager's instructions and took domestic leave to care for her ill sister Vania earlier this year who had just had a baby. In March Ms Kensington, who was on leave and at the beach for the [...]

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ERA forces sacked worker to give up Facebook and bank info

An Air New Zealand flight attendant has been forced to surrender Facebook pages and bank account statements by the Employment Relations Authority. The ERA is hearing Gina Kensington's personal grievance claim for unjustified dismissal by Air New Zealand over alleged abuse of sick leave in March this year. Kensington claims she took the sick leave to care for her sister. Air New Zealand responded to her grievance claim by demanding that they be allowed to see her Facebook and bank [...]

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Woman complains about losing leave after being snow-bound

A Christchurch woman employed by a printing firm is upset she has lost two days annual leave after heavy snowfall trapped her at home with her children this week. The woman, who is in her late 20s, does not want to be named. She says her employer has penalised staff for not getting to work this week, despite police warnings that Cantabrians should stay off the snow-covered roads. The woman was told she had to take the two days [...]

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