The Employment Relations Authority has ordered a Queenstown property management company to pay a former employee $5490 in bonus incentives.
The ETA – in a decision released this month – finds that former property manager Ross McFarlane is owed that amount by Queenstown Accommodation Centre Ltd.
However, the ERA rejects McFarlane’s claim that was he constructively dismissed.
The decision notes McFarlane had received a written warning onNovember 17 last year, over his record-keeping, punctuality and “general attitude”.
“Because Mr McFarlane’s resignation was not caused by the warnings it cannot give rise to a valid constructive dismissal personal grievance,” ERA member Philip Cheyne states.
McFarlane worked for QAC for 12 months before he resigned in February this year.
QAC gave him a $510 bonus payment when he left.
But McFarlane successfully argued that QAC also owed him another $5490 for meeting property portfolio and rental income bonus targets.
“I find that Mr McFarlane met the targets for entitlement to the maximum bonus payments,” Cheyne states.