The Employment Relations Authority has upheld a personal grievance for unjustified dismissal after the employee was told the company could not afford to pay her.  She was told to hand in her equipment and leave the workplace.

This process would have lead to a finding against the employer even if the redundancy was genuine because no proper process was followed.  There was no opportunity given to comment on the redundancy before it was decided on.

To make matters worse the employer advertised the employee’s job only five days after dismissing her.
Compensation and lost wages of nearly $9,000 were awarded.