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Port within its rights to sack PTSD worker

Port within its rights to sack PTSD worker
2018-03-16
Article Type:
News
Publication Date:
2018-03-16
Jurisdiction:
New Zealand

Lyttelton Port Company was within its rights to sack a cargo handler who took a year off with post-traumatic stress disorder after two of his co-workers were killed at the port.

Stuff reports that the Employment Court ruled the company was justified in dismissing employee Chris Arthurs, overturning an earlier Employment Relations Authority decision that required the port to reinstate him on full pay while he remained off work.

The Authority had found the employee's inability to return to work had been "largely been outside of his control", and that the dismissal had cost him both his work and his dignity.

 

 

People Mentioned:
Chris Arthurs
Organisations Mentioned:
Lyttelton Port Company
Reference No:
180316CA-9010

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