Stuff – Why are children working 70 hours a week at Gloriavale not ‘slaves’?
By Joanne Naish – Stuff – 13/03/2022
Children who work for long hours at Gloriavale under threat of hell, being hit, starved or kicked out if they refuse are not slaves, a court has heard.
Three leavers have lodged a case in the Employment Court against the attorney-general and leaders of the West Coast Christian community.
Chief Judge Christina Inglis has reserved her decision into whether an employment relationship existed between Gloriavale leaders and the leavers when they worked in the community’s commercial businesses.