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HIV+ man awarded $6,000 over dismissal

Fri 15 Aug 2008 In: New Zealand Daily News

The Employment Relations Authority has awarded $6,000 to a man diagnosed with HIV for his 'humiliation and loss of dignity' at being constructively dismissed by his employer. A written warning issued to the man, who worked as a showroom manager, by his employer said there were concerns about a lack of improvement in the workplace, inflated claims on his CV and the number of sick days he was taking off, reports the NZPA. The man had told his employer he was HIV+, so Employment Relations Authority member Yvonne Oldfield said the warning was not justified. "No account was taken of the fact that he was facing serious health problems, which impacted on both his emotional and physical fitness, to address the respondent's performance concerns," she concluded. More on this story is on the NZ Herald link below.    

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First published: Friday, 15th August 2008 - 2:38pm

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