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Personal Grievances – When a Win is actually a Loss

Posted by on 26 November 2018 | 0 Comments

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A recent personal grievance case between Philipa Johnson and the National Business Review (NBR) resulted in a win for the employee, which actually ended in a financial loss for her when all was said and done. The Employment Relations Authority determined the employee was unjustifiably dismissed. However, the sting in the tail for the employee was that her legal costs were 10 times higher than the compensation she received.

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Employee Awarded $0.00 for Personal Grievance

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 0 Comments

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Member Tetitaha of the Employment Relations Authority has declined to award any remedies to an employee who was found to be unjustifiably disadvantaged and unjustifiably dismissed because his behaviour was causative and blameworthy.

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Personal Grievance -what can it cost you?

Posted by on 13 May 2014 | 0 Comments

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In 2013 the average ‘hurt and humiliation’ compensation award from the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) in Auckland was $4,421, in Wellington $5,270, and Christchurch $5,798. Unfortunately we come under the Christchurch ERA. This is only part of the costs of losing a personal grievance. On average it costs an employer $37,085 to lose. 

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