The Employment Relations Authority has fined an employee $1,500 as a deterrent to others who attempt to con their employer and the ERA over alleged injuries.

The employee claimed a shoulder injury prevented her carrying out her tasks in a retail store.  Photographs taken by a private investigator showed her carrying out tasks inconsistent with her claimed injury.

The ERA found that the information she had provided to her employer, doctor and ACC was false and deliberate over a sustained period of time.  Her conduct was in breach of her employment agreement and good faith obligations.

 

Alan Knowsley

Employment Lawyer Wellington