Posted on: Feb 12, 2013
Any investigation of misconduct by an employee must be carried out with care. The employer must act in a fair and reasonable manner. In Brocks v Prime Range Meats Ltd  NZERA Christchurch 229 the Employment Relations Authority held that an employer who insisted that an employee whose conduct was being investigated should take annual leave had acted unjustifiably. It said a fair and reasonable employer in all the circumstances would have suspended the employee on full pay.
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