Process problems

How could this be right?

 A dairy farm worker fired for abusing cows has won a case against his former employer for unfair dismissal on a technicality, even though he was found to have mistreated cattle.

But he will only receive half of the compensation claim because of his actions.  . .

Proven animal abuse ought to be grounds for instant dismissal.

Process is important but there’s something wrong when a technical breech costs the employer so dearly even though the judge accepted the evidence against the employee and reduced the amount the employer had to pay.

4 Responses to Process problems

  1. TraceyS says:

    “Mr Fellows failed to give Morunga a copy of all the allegations so he could adequately respond, which meant he was denied natural justice, the ERA said.”

    A basic failing here in denying natural justice (although probably inadvertent). Surprising given that the employer had a lawyer, and the employee a representative, at the disciplinary meeting.

    If it was my lawyer I’d be asking them to foot half the bill.


  2. Chris says:

    There is more to this story than hasbeentold here. Cant go into toomuch detail but the same person was recently trespassed off a farm in tha area I live for firearms offences,amongst other things, and had been abusing cows as well so we await the outcome.


  3. Chris says:

    I als believe the farmer in question hasir is going to appeal.


  4. Chris says:

    My spelling is shocking, typing on a tablet.should be I also believe the farmer in question has or is going to appeal.


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