BNZ mistreated whistleblower, authority finds

BNZ mistreated whistleblower, authority finds
Melissa Bowen has been vindicated after blowing the whistle at BNZ. (Image: Supplied)
Victoria Young
In the summer of 2015-2016, Melissa Bowen witnessed a series of events at her workplace, the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), that she believed amounted to serious wrongdoing.  Just last week, after a lengthy court fight, the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) found the bank tried to fire her for reporting it.Bowen – who had worked for the bank for more than two decades and was a manager in a unit for small business customers – made a protected disclosure in 2016.According to a landmark decision by ERA member Peter van Keulen, BNZ...

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