An employee’s personal grievance has been upheld by the Employment Relations Authority because the employer failed to follow the process set out in the employment agreement.

The employer failed to advise the employee of:

  1. The details of the alleged misconduct;
  2. The right to a support person.

The employer failed to give an opportunity to explain and did not properly investigate the allegations.

The employee was awarded over $4,000 lost wages and $8,000 compensation.

If you want to dismiss for misconduct you must act fairly and get the disciplinary process right.  If you need help please give me a call on (04) 473 6850.