Gloriavale sack lawyers as cost becomes unsustainable
By Joanne Naish | Stuff |
The Gloriavale Christian Community has decided to represent itself in the ongoing Employment Court case it is defending against former members.
The community said it could no longer sustain the cost of a legal team – believed to be in excess of $100,000 a month.
An Employment Court case earlier this year ruled that three former Gloriavale workers were employees and that they should be paid at least minimum wage, instead of being treated as volunteers sharing assets in return for their keep.
A second court case involving six former Gloriavale women, due to recommence in February, will decide whether their kitchen and laundry duties should have seen them treated as employees.