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Medical Incapacity - a last resort

This case demonstrates the need for a fair process and reasonableness when it comes to terminating employment on the grounds of medical incapacity.  

Medical incapacityEmployers have a duty to protect the wellness of their employees at work. However, there may come a time when it is reasonable for an employer to terminate employment because of health issues. The recent Employment Relations Authority decision in Zammit-Ross v Chief Executive of Oranga Tamariki is a good example of an employer getting the process and justification for dismissing an unwell employee right. 

Read the full article here:  2021_HRNZ_Winter_Magazine_ISSUU_Employment_Law_Case_Review.pdf