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Poor Performance and NZ Employment Law

Russell v Vice Chancellor of the University of Auckland  25 August 2009  AA 300/09
D King  [Employment Relations Authority - Auckland]

UNJUSTIFIED DISMISSAL – Poor performance – Applicant claimed dismissal unjustified as poor performance allegations false – Respondent argued applicant’s performance failed to i...

Application dismissed ; Costs reserved

Woodhead v Resene Paints Ltd  23 July 2009  WA 98/09
G J Wood  [Employment Relations Authority - Wellington]

UNJUSTIFIED DISMISSAL – Poor performance – Applicant claimed unjustified final written warning and dismissal – Respondent argued actions justified given applicant’s refusal to ...

Application dismissed ; Costs reserved

Li v The Vice Chancellor of Auckland University of Technology  12 January 2006  AC 2/06
Colgan J  [Employment Court - Auckland]

DE NOVO CHALLENGE AND CROSS-CHALLENGE TO DETERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS AUTHORITY – Unjustified dismissal – Poor performance – Employment Relations Authority determined dismis...

Challenge granted in part ; Cross challenge dismissed ; Reimbursement of lost wages (3 months)($9,232) ; Compensation for humiliation etc ($3,500) ; Costs to lie where they fall
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Morris v Christchurch International Airport Ltd  24 June 2004  CC 13/04
Goddard CJ  [Employment Court - Christchurch]

DE NOVO CHALLENGE TO DETERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS AUTHORITY - Unjustified dismissal - Poor performance - Summary dismissal - Numerous concerns about plaintiff - Performance management regime ...
Application granted ; Costs reserved
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Ramankutty v Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland  25 October 2001  AC 53B/01
Goddard CJ  [Employment Court - Auckland]

APPEAL AGAINST DECISION OF EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL - Unjustified dismissal - Poor performance - Given opportunity to improve - Dismissed when no improvement made - Alleged incorrectly applied disciplinary...

Appeal dismissed ; Costs reserved

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