Newshub – Former Gloriavale members win Employment Court case
By Ireland Hendry-Tennent – Newshub – 10/05/2022
Three Gloriavale leavers have been classified as employees after an Employment Court ruling on Tuesday.
Chief Judge Christina Inglis released her reserved decision into whether the leavers were employees of the West Coast Christian community or not.
The Labour Inspectorate had previously classified the workers at Gloriavale as volunteers, however, today’s ruling has proved that wrong.
The former members were Hosea Courage, Levi Courage and Daniel Pilgrim, who were all born in Gloriavale.
During a hearing in February, Courage said he was hit with a shovel handle and denied food for not working fast enough as a six-year-old.