Boss wins costs over moko cover-up – tattoo policy precedent

A spit roast catering company has been awarded costs against the Human Rights Commission after winning the right to cover up a Maori worker’s tattoo.

A decision of the Human Rights Review Tribunal, released yesterday, sets a timely precedent for corporate policies on employee tattoos, just as the issue is in the spotlight after Air New Zealand refused to hire a woman with a ta moko on her forearm.

 

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