The Employment Relations Authority has upheld an employer’s claim to be reimbursed by an employee who did not give notice.

The employee was paid in advance for the Christmas and New Year public holidays and for a day in between he was rostered to work.  He failed to turn up for work and gave no notice to his employer and never returned to work.  He also failed to return his company phone and uniform.

The employee was entitled to be paid for the four public holiday days, but the ERA ordered that he pay five days pay to the employer for his failure to give notice.  This effectively means the employer can get back the public holidays paid, plus costs for the work phone and uniform.

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