Public hearing for Salinger case

Mediation between Jim Salinger and hi former employer, Crown Research Institute NIWA, has failed. There will now be a pubn;ic hearing before the Employment Relations Authority. According to Stuff.

“It is a bit sad that common sense could not prevail, but now we will go to the next stage,” the Crown agency’s long-serving principal scientist said.

His lawyer has lodged a claim with the Employment Relations Authority, but would not reveal details.

Employment law specialist Peter Cullen said the next step would involve Dr Salinger filing a statement with the authority, setting out his grievance and how he wanted Niwa to solve it. The hearing would be public.

“The statement could include reinstatement to his job, reimbursement of lost wages and compensation for humiliation and distress,” he said.

See also:
Clamping down on science communication
Good luck Jim

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