Wanaka worker blocked from returning to NZ wins nearly 90-thousand dollars
A Wanaka worker who was blocked from returning to New Zealand has won nearly 90-thousand dollars through the Employment Relations Authority
7 July 2019
Ramesh Nath was working as a chef at the Spice Room restauranrt last year, when he applied and was approved for annual leave to return to India.
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However, when he tried to come back here, he found that Immigration New Zealand had cancelled his work visa, as his employer decided he wasn't coming back and had hired a replacement.
Nath was left at Hong Kong airport for 36 hours, before he boarded a plane back to India.
Due to his unfair loss of employment, the authority has ordered the Spice Room to pay him 87-thousand dollars.