The Employment Relations Authority has upheld an employer’s complaint of a breach of a settlement agreement.  The agreement provided that, “…the employee undertakes not to undermine the Employer’s clients, staff or general business in any way…”

The employee at a function bad-mouthed the employer to two other staff.  The ERA held this to be a breach of the settlement agreement and penalised the employee $1,500, and ordered him to comply with the agreement not to undermine the employer.

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