An employee took a personal grievance for unjustified dismissal to the Employment Relations Authority.  The employee was only employed for one month when she was told the employer was not making enough money to pay her or keep her on. Five days after she was dismissed she saw advertising from the company to fill her role.

The ERA awarded her $1,500 unpaid wages, $5,265 lost wages and $2,000 compensation plus holiday pay.

Any redundancy must be for genuine reasons and needs to follow a fair process, with opportunities to comment on the proposal before a decision is finalised.

If you need help with the redundancy process please call me on (04) 473 6850.