NZ Herald – Employment Court rules Gloriavale members were ’employees’ from age 6, undertook ‘laborious, often dangerous’ work – not ‘chores’
By Anna Leask – NZ Herald – 10/05/2022
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The Employment Court has ruled that a group of ex-Gloriavale members were employees at the secretive Christian community – from when they were just 6 years old.
Further, the members undertook “strenuous, difficult, and sometimes dangerous” work when they were still legally required to be at school.
The landmark decision now opens the door for the leavers to take further court action against Gloriavale.
Earlier this year the group took the Christian community to court in a bid to determine their employment status while they lived there and ascertain whether they were wrongly exploited as workers.