An employee who settled a personal grievance claim four years ago has filed a claim alleging that she was not mentally fit to enter into the agreement when she signed it.  She sought an additional $50,000 compensation from her employer.

The Employment Relations Authority concluded that there was no evidence that the employee was forced into the agreement, that it was not unfair and that she had been represented throughout the negotiations.  Her mental state had not been raised at the time by her or her representative.  The ERA declined to allow her to bring her new claim.