Gloriavale in court: Leavers win Employment Court case, judge rules women born to work and any choice ‘illusionary’_NZ Herald
Anna Leask | NZ Herald |
A group of women born and raised at Gloriavale were employees and not volunteers during their time at the secretive Christian community, the Employment Court has ruled.
Born into the community at Haupiri on the South Island’s West Coast, the women were “taught from birth that they were to submit to male leadership in all aspects of their life, including their work” and any suggestion of “choice” was largely illusory, said a long-awaited court ruling released today.
Gloriavale leaders said in a statement they would appeal the decision.