NZ Herald – Workers or volunteers? Gloriavale leavers take employment fight to cour
By Anna Leask – NZ Herald – 21/02/2022
A group of ex-Gloriavale members have taken the secretive 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.
Leavers Hosea Courage, Daniel Pilgrim and Levi Courage are seeking a declaration from the Employment Court around their status after they left school and worked at the commune and in Gloriavale-owned businesses during their teenage years.
The court action follows multiple inquiries into the employment status of people living and working at Gloriavale.