10 Dec 2021

Employment Court finds man's disabled daughter not his boss

From Morning Report, 6:49 am on 10 December 2021

The Employment Court has upheld a parent's argument that the Ministry of Health - and not his severely disabled daughter - is his legal employer.

The keenly-watched case involved a fulltime carer, Peter Humphreys, who argued that it is a nonsense for the Ministry of Health to claim his 33-year-old daughter - who has Angelman syndrome - could be his boss.

The court agreed.

Disability rights campaigner Jane Carrigan closely followed the case, and others like it.

She spoke to Corin Dann.