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Employer ordered to disclose applicants' CVs to unsuccessful job seeker

New Zealand - March 5 2014 The Human Rights Review Tribunal recently ordered an employer to disclose to an unsuccessful job applicant alleging age discrimination, the names…

Rob Towner.

Dismissal for criminal conviction justified

New Zealand - April 10 2013 The Employment Relations Authority recently determined in the case of Hallwright v Forsyth Barr Ltd (March, 2013) that the dismissal of Guy…

Rob Towner.

Earthquake prone buildings and the Health and Safety in Employment Act

New Zealand - October 25 2012 The Christchurch earthquakes and structural failure of the PGC, Forsyth Barr, CTV and Hotel Grand Chancellor buildings has recently drawn attention to the obligations imposed by the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (HSE Act) in relation to earthquake-prone buildings.

Tim Clarke, Jane Holland.

Court upholds dismissal for "incompatibility" based on employee's abrasive conduct

New Zealand - September 18 2012 The Employment Court recently held that a dismissal for "incompatibility" based on an employee's confrontational and belittling behaviour at work was justified (Walker v ProCare Health Limited [2012] NZEmpC 90).

Deborah Doak.