‘Not treating people as humans’: Former Gloriavale women slam leaders’ appeal bid: The Press
By Joanne Naish | The Press |
A decision by Gloriavale leaders to try appeal women’s employment rights has been labelled as “appalling” by one of the plaintiffs.
Employment Court Chief Judge Christina Inglis declared the former Gloriavale women were employees rather than volunteers in her decision in July after a 10-week case brought by six women: Virginia Courage, Pearl Valor, Serenity Pilgrim, Rose Standtrue, Anna Courage and Crystal Loyal.
Gloriavale Christian community’s leaders have now applied to the Appeal Court for leave to appeal the decision.
They claim the judge erred on the meaning of employee, and that the trial was conducted in a manner that breached natural justice, with the judge “failing to recuse herself, in circumstances that gave rise to a risk of apparent bias” and admitting evidence that was prejudicial and irrelevant.
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