A man accused of smoking cannabis at work has failed in his attempt to get his job back after he was immediately dismissed without notice following a drug test.
But Aaron Brown was awarded three months’ wages and $1500 compensation after the Employment Relations Authority found...

A woman who was subject to dismissal during her probationary period shortly before it was due to end has been awarded more than $30,000.
Naturopath Vicki Martin was hired by Healthy Living Trading Company, which traded as the Hardy’s health stores chain, but was fired 80...

A forklift operator who told his boss to go f*** himself has been awarded a further $7400 after earlier receiving $5600 for wrongful dismissal.
Ian Gabites worked at Carter Holt Harvey Wood Products in Richmond, near Nelson. On 26 November last year, Mr Gabites’ acting supervisor...

An employee was subject to unlawful dismissal for using internet to run a side business.
An account manager fired for her excessive internet use and for using work time to run her two small businesses has been awarded $5000 by the Employment Relations Authority. The authority ruled...

A teenage girl was awarded more than $3000 after she was found to be subject to an unjustified dismissal from her job at a fish and chip shop in Kaikoura.
Amy Walker was employed as a junior assistant at the Top Shop fish and chip shop...