A Les Mills employee dismissed after sending an explicit email has been awarded compensation for the humiliation she suffered.
The Employment Relations Authority has just released its ruling on the case which saw Kelly Linnell sacked in December 2009.
Les Mills says it dismissed the woman because the pornographic email sent to colleagues and external parties constituted serious misconduct.
Ms Linnell didn't consider the email to be pornographic and didn't receive any complaints from any staff members she forwarded it to.
The EMA has ruled the dismissal was unjustified and has ordered Les Mills to pay Ms Linnell nearly seven-thousand dollars for lost wages and the humiliation she went through.
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