The Employment Relations Authority has upheld a claim for constructive dismissal from an employee after the employer short paid her wages for three months in a row.  The ERA held that any reasonable employer would have foreseen that short payment of wages would lead to a resignation and this was therefore a constructive dismissal.

The ERA ordered payment of $4,300 in unpaid wages, plus $5,000 compensation for hurt and humiliation together with interest and costs.

Alan Knowsley

Employment Lawyer