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02 November 2023

High school blues lead to two salient ERA cases

Employees have a legal duty to act in the best interests of their employer and avoid potential conflicts of interest. One example of a possible conflict of interest may be where an employee also has secondary employment with a direct competitor at the same time. Employment disputes can arise where an employee has secondary employment or benefits from contract services provided to their employer.

In a recent interview with Dita de Boni (see video above), Senior journalist at the National Business Review, Young Hunter Lawyers’ Senior Associate Gerard Elwell discusses the case of a school teacher who was employed by Pukekohe High School and also charged the school for IT services. The teacher’s employment was subsequently terminated and he raised a personal grievance.

If you have any employment questions or issues, please feel free to contact our team for a free initial consultation.


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