Concerns Howard Temple could declare bankruptcy, so he doesn’t have to pay Gloriavale employees
By Michael Morrah | Newshub |
The lawyer for a group of women who were formally residents of Gloriavale has raised concerns at an Employment Court hearing in Wellington the community’s Overseeing Shepherd, Howard Temple, could end up bankrupt and not able to pay them for their time spent working as “slaves”.
Barrister Brian Henry raised the issue during a hearing before Chief Employment Court Judge Christina Inglis on Tuesday, where he asked the case be referred to the High Court.
The case follows former residents Virgina Courage, Pearl Valor, Serenity Pilgrim, Rose Standtrue, Anna Courage and Crystal Loyal winning an Employment Court case in July after they were recognised as employees, not volunteers when they worked at Gloriavale.
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