1News – Gloriavale lawyer says ex-resident signed away employment rights
By Ryan Boswell – 1News – 01/09/2022
It’s been suggested a former Gloriavale resident signed away her workers’ rights.
Pearl Valor is one of six women fighting for the right to have been treated as an employee, rather than a volunteer while at the West Coast commune.
Gloriavale’s lawyer Phillip Skelton told the Employment Court that Valor had signed Gloriavale’s Declaration of Commitment twice, before leaving in May 2021.
“I must forsake all personal possessions and property, live in equality with all members of the community and have all things in common with them,” read Skelton.
Valor earlier said she had been born and raised at Gloriavale, and had little choice to sign it or she would’ve been kicked out.
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