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Misconduct Outside of Work

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Misconduct Outside of Work

The Hallwright v Forsyth Barr decision from the Employment Relations Authority, March 2013, held that Mr Hallwright's dimissal on the grounds of a motor vehicle incident outside of work was justified. This will be welcome news to employers who wish to disassociate themselves from an employee who they consider presents a risk to their reputation and business interests. Employees on the other hand, should take heed - misconduct in your private life could cost you your job.

Click here to download Catherine's article on Misconduct Outside of Work in PDF format - an article published in the Industrial Safety News