The Employment Relations Authority has found that an employee breached a mediation agreement by sending a disparaging email about his employer.

This was contrary to the agreement not to speak disparagingly about each other.

The ERA made an order requiring the employee to adhere to the agreed settlement terms and penalised him $2,000.  $1,500 of that is to be paid to the employer.  The employee was also ordered to pay $1,871 costs to the employer.

Alan Knowsley
Employment Lawyer