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Employment court case highlights tikanga's importance
Kia ora, let's delve into the world of employment relationships and how tikanga, the Māori customary law and values, can play a pivotal role in shaping them. We've got an intriguing story to share, featuring a recent Employment Court decision that highlights the importance of tikanga in the workplace.
Let's start with a scenario that caught our attention. In the case of GF v Comptroller of the New Zealand Customs Service, an unvaccinated employee was terminated from their position due to the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021. However, what makes this case particularly interesting is the role that tikanga played in the employee's dismissal.