Driver who told boss to stick her job gets compensation
A New Zealand bus driver who told her boss to "stick your job up your f....... arse" has been awarded 10,000 New Zealand dollars (8,200 US dollars) compensation by an independent labour dispute mediator.
Michele Ryan, adjudicator of the Employment Relations Authority, ruled the Valley Flyer bus company had not complied with its own agreed disciplinary process, Wellington's Dominion Post reported.
She ordered it to pay Cazna Waaka, 44, of suburban Taita, 6,000 New Zealand dollars for that failure and a further 4,000 dollars for unjustified dismissal. The latter figure was reduced because Ryan found Waaka 50 per cent responsible for the situation that gave rise to the unjustified dismissal.
The Employment Relations Authority is an independent body established under New Zealand labour law to resolve employment disputes. Its findings are binding on the parties.