Most likely a jack-up to get rid of the worker. He should have been dismissed on the basis of his ability to do the job, not because he was a dope user who may have sold a tinnie or two.
A Christchurch firm reckons it has been given a raw deal after being ordered to pay $12,000 to a worker sacked for supplying cannabis to a workmate.
The man was sacked by Saxons Appliances after a message from another employee was found on his phone asking if he was "able to get any stuff". The man denied selling drugs but then admitted admitted previously selling, or giving away, two tinnies he said he had found.
The Employment Relations Authority has ruled he was unfairly dismissed. It has awarded him three months lost wages and six thousand dollars for distress. And he probably was dismissed unfairly.
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