Victoria Robinson at the Dom Post reports:
A former Social Development Ministry employee landed in hot water after posting a Facebook description of herself as a “very expensive paperweight”, “highly competent in the art of time wastage, blame-shifting and stationary [sic] theft”.
The Employment Relations Authority in Auckland this week refused to uphold a complaint from Tania Dickinson, 34, that she was unfairly dismissed from her role as a prison reintegration case manager at Work and Income’s Kawakawa service centre.
She was sacked in April for her comments on the social networking site, as well as arson charges she was facing at the time, and an incident in 2007 where she had been given a formal warning for accessing records of clients that she knew.
I suspect her arson charges were the bigger factor. However one does wonder whether the descriptions of her job were in fact correct.Tags: employment law, Tania Dickinson