Florence Cohen was sacked from her first job on her 85th day of her 90 day trial period. Her employer had expressed no dissatisfaction with her performance, she was given no reason for her dismissal, and she still doesn’t know today what, if anything, she did wrong.
You could end up being treated like Florence if you take on a new job, because the Government intends extending its Fire at Will law to all employees in their first 90 days of a new job.
Please join the Fairness at Work rallies this Saturday and Sunday:
- Auckland: 1pm, Saturday 21st August, QE2 Square (bottom of Queen St, opposite Britomart)
- Wellington:1pm, Saturday 21st August, Civic Square
- Christchurch:1pm, Saturday 21st August, Cathedral Square
- Dunedin: 11am, Sunday 22nd August, Assemble at Dental School, Great King Street, March to rally at the Octagon
[Disclaimer: For the information of those who are running silly distractions because they have no evidence to back their support for the Fire at Will law, Florence Cohen is not a member of the Green Party – even though she is young, clever, and articulate.]
Update: Another similar story is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3yTjbkxEdw