NZ Herald – Judge tells Gloriavale leaders she will not stand aside from employment case
By Ric Stevens – Open Justice – NZ Herald 04/08/2022
The Chief Judge of the Employment Court has rejected a bid by Gloriavale’s leaders to have her stand aside from another case involving the employment status of members of the exclusive Christian community.
Six former Gloriavale members have brought a case seeking to determine whether they were employees or volunteers during their time in the community.
The case involving the six women – Serenity Pilgrim, Anna Courage, Rose Standtrue, Crystal Loyal, Pearl Valour and Virginia Courage – is due to be heard in the Employment Court late this month.
The women’s application follows the landmark decision issued by Employment Court Chief Judge Christina Inglis in May, which found that three men who had been members of the community were employees from the age of 6.