Crown solicitor faces claim for sham redundancy

The first of a series of “sham redundancy” claims against Auckland’s Crown solicitor has been lodged with the Employment Relations Authority.

About 11 legal support staff were laid off late last year from law firm Meredith Connell, whose senior partner Simon Moore has held the Crown Solicitor’s warrant for some years.

Employment law specialist Mark Ryan confirmed one claim was recently filed with the ERA alleging sham redundancy.

Mr Ryan declined further comment but other claims are expected to follow.


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