Wellington Scoop

Former RadioNZ head of news loses long-running employment case

Radio New Zealand has won the country’s longest-running employment case, brought against it by former managing editor Lynne Snowdon. The case began in 2002.

The NZ Herald reports that Judge Anthony Ford today dismissed her three claims that she was disadvantaged, that she was unjustifiably dismissed and that Radio New Zealand had committed serious fraud.

Radio New Zealand reports that, after a hearing in the Employment Court in Wellington lasting 47 sitting days, the judge said Ms Snowdon was principally responsible for the breakdown in her employment relationship.

He said there was not one scintilla of evidence in support of fraud. He also awarded costs to Radio New Zealand.

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