Employee had not contributed so significantly to PG situation | Employment Law Update May

The Employment Court lowered the reduction for contribution from 50% to 20% in a situation in which the employee had made unsubstantiated and extravagant allegations about the Chief Financial Controller in his workplace. A reduction of 50% in compensation for hurt and humiliation is nowadays regarded as only to be made in situations where the employer has contributed significantly to the situation for which they are taking a personal grievance.

The difference this made to the quantum of compensation was significant as the Court also added considerably to the gross amount of compensation, raising it from $5,000 to $22,500. The effects of the employer’s conduct in carrying out its process of redundancy were “significant”, and the Authority had failed to take all those effects into account.

Zhang v Telco Asset Management Ltd[2019]

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