An employee has been awarded $75,000 for 6 months lost wages for constructive dismissal after being sworn at, unjustifiably dismissed constructively, grossly humiliated and degraded.

The ERA said there was no justification for addressing staff in an obscene, demeaning and degrading manner and also awarded the employee $19,000 in compensation.

It could conceive of no situation where an employer could be justified in speaking to any employee, no matter what age, gender or position, in those terms.

If you need help dealing with staff issues, or if you are on the receiving end of unacceptable behaviour, call Alan Knowsley for an initial confidential chat.