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12 January 2018

Stuff

Nosh Mt Maunganui sacked worker without evidence, ordered to pay $17k

The former owner of Nosh Mt Maunganui will have to pay almost $17,000 to a teenage worker who was fired without any proof of misconduct.

Stacey Sissons, 19, worked in the delicatessen section at the Nosh store from January 2016... read more

17th Oct 2016

RNZ

People winning cases but losing money at Employment Relations Authority

Taking legal action against your employer - or employee - can cost you dearly even if you win, research show.... Read more

15th Apr 2014

NZ Herald

Auckland unemployment rate drops

The unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 per cent in the December quarter, the lowest quarterly result since the December quarter of 2008.

Three factors that will play a key role in determining the strength of employment and economic activity through 2014 will be net migration, consumer confidence and inflation, says Auckland Council Chief Economist Geoff Cooper... read more »

11th Apr 2014

NZ Herald

Harrassment was 'horseplay' - sacked worker

An assistant baker fired after sexually harassing a fellow worker, tried to claim the woman involved enjoyed "horseplay" in the workplace and gave the impression he couldn't speak English properly during an employment investigation.

Mosese Fatukala was dismissed from Goodman Fielder in February 2012 after a female worker complained about his actions, and those of several others, at work.

The woman, whose has not been identified by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA), alleged three workers - including Mr Fatukala - had been involved in the incident..... read more »

28th Mar 2014

NZ Herald

Wolf-whistler wrongfully dismissed - ERA

An Auckland labourer sacked after complaints he wolf-whistled at a woman and made lurid comments has been awarded almost $7000 for wrongful dismissal.

Barry Simpson had been employed by DDS to dig up pavements and lay fibre-optic cable as part of the company's contract to install broadband connections throughout Auckland... read more »

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