Firm ordered to pay up for 'sacking' seasonal worker

Meat processor Affco has been ordered to pay a seasonal worker more than $15,000 despite a claim the employee was unfairly sacked not being upheld.Moetu Longtime worked at Affco's Napier tannery in a physically demanding role but has had long-term back pain not thought to relate to an injury.In October last year, Mr Longtime was seasonally laid off while off work and receiving payments from ACC, as a result of his back condition.

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