ZB

Gloriavale Leavers Support Trust: Employment Court's decision sets a precedent for future cases

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 11 May 2022, 7:59am
(Photo / NZME)
(Photo / NZME)

Gloriavale Leavers Support Trust: Employment Court's decision sets a precedent for future cases

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 11 May 2022, 7:59am

The spotlight is turning to other cases at Gloriavale which could be described as forced labour.

The Employment Court has ruled three ex-residents were employees from the age of six, not volunteers.

It found the work can't be described as chores or education, because of the commercial nature.

Gloriavale Leavers Support Trust Manager Liz Gregory told Kate Hawkesby there's now the opportunity for others, with a second case already set down for September.

She says it's set a precedent for how future cases are decided.

LISTEN ABOVE