Gloriavale employment case: Judge says suggestion women had ‘choice’ largely illusory: RNZ
By Jean Edwards | RNZ |
Warning – This story discusses details of suicide and sexual abuse.
Long read – Raised to be meek and submissive in a world dominated by men, six former Gloriavale women have won an extraordinary legal victory they say vindicates their claims of labour exploitation.
The Employment Court has found Serenity Pilgrim, Anna Courage, Rose Standtrue, Crystal Loyal, Pearl Valor and Virginia Courage were employees who worked extremely hard under punishing conditions for years on end.
In a case traversing challenging spiritual terrain and the Southern Alps, 50 witnesses came to tell their gospel truth before the court’s chief judge. Slave labour or a labour of love? Jean Edwards reports.
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Audio file by Bonnie Harrison: The Detail Long Read: The Gloriavale employment case