Gloriavale Employment Court case resumes ahead of chief judge’s visit to community
By Jean Edwards | RNZ |
Former Gloriavale Christian School principal Faithful Pilgrim is expected to give evidence in the next phase of an Employment Court case resuming today, before a visit to the isolated West Coast community by the chief judge.
Six former Gloriavale women – Serenity Pilgrim, Anna Courage, Rose Standtrue, Crystal Loyal, Pearl Valor and Virginia Courage – are seeking a ruling they were community employees, not volunteers, living in slave-like conditions under a regime of secular and religious control.
Gloriavale’s leaders strongly contest the women’s claims and deny they were ever employees.