An employee who was made redundant as a Chief Auditor for the Department of Corrections has had his personal grievance claim for reinstatement, lost wages, and compensation rejected by the Employment Relations Authority.

The ERA said that restructuring within the Department was genuine, and the decision to disestablish the employee’s position was unrelated to his performance or behaviour.

The ERA held that the employee was given the opportunity to provide feedback on the restructuring and reassignment, and that the feedback was given consideration before the decision was made and finalised. The ERA found that the Department had acted in good faith by including a preliminary result and by looking into employment protection.