The Employment Relations Authority has upheld a personal grievance for unjustified dismissal from an employee who was told there was not enough work for her and given her notice of redundancy at that time.  There had been no prior process followed.

The ERA held that the redundancy was genuine due to declining sales and insufficient work for the three employees who did the same work as the dismissed employee.  No lost wages could therefore be awarded.

It also concluded that she would have been the one made redundant, even if a proper process had been followed, because the other two employees had been employed for 26 years and 16 years.  She had only been employed three months.

Compensation for the lack of any proper process was awarded.