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UNFAIR DISMISSAL: The re-emergence of reinstatement?

07 September 2016  

Rosemary Wooders looks at a recent Supreme Court decision on reinstatement and why the remedy is more commonly ordered in New Zealand than in the UK

The remedy of reinstatement is powerful: the employer must treat the employee in all respects as if they had never been dismissed (and if it fails to comply, it faces a penal award).

Additional Info

  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Harris v The Warehouse Ltd [2014] NZEmpC 188

    McBride v Scottish Police Authority [2016] UKSC 27

    McLennan v New Zealand Post Ltd [2014] NZEmpC 209

Last modified on 07 September 2016