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Published 31 October 2023 | 2 min read
How to protect your business from costly legal claims
To build a successful business you know that your employees are essential to your success. But what if you're faced with an allegation of misconduct against one of your employees? How do you know if you're handling the situation fairly and legally?
Unfortunately, many New Zealand businesses get into trouble when they dismiss employees without proper justification. In fact, in 2022, the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) ordered One Pure Limited to pay their former procurement and logistics manager, Peter Hynes, over $62,000 after ruling that he was unjustifiably dismissed.
The One Pure case is a cautionary tale for all New Zealand businesses. It shows that even a small mistake in the dismissal process can have costly consequences.