8 Nov 2016

Ruling could let multinationals dodge NZ employment laws

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 8 November 2016

Employment lawyers are warning that overseas corporations could dodge the strictures of New Zealand employment and human rights law thanks to a ruling from the court of appeal. On Friday the Court ruled that two New Zealand-based pilots for Cathay Pacific must abide by their Hong Kong contract and retire at age 55, overturning an earlier Employment Court ruling that the contract amounted to age discrimination. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Buddle Finlay Employment law partner, Sherridan Cook.