Gloriavale case underscores need for modern slavery legislation, says lawyer
By Dexter Tilo | HRD – Human Resources Director |
Cites court findings that women had ‘very little real choice’ when it came to work
The recent ruling on the Gloriavale case underscores the need for legislation on modern slavery in New Zealand, according to an employment lawyer.
John Farrow, an employment/litigation partner with Dunedin law firm Anderson Lloyd, said the decision made on the case “highlights the inadequacy of our legislation.”
Last month, the Employment Court citing various evidence ruled that the six women from the Gloriavale Christian Community were employees.
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