Indemnities to Employees

The extent of the employer’s liability to indemnify the employee will then be governed by the express wording of the contractual indemnity and, if the employer is a company, by section 162 of the Companies Act 1993. Usually such indemnities indemnify the employee against personal liability to a third party arising from the performance of the employee’s duties, provided the employee’s actions were in good faith and did not involve recklessness, wilful neglect or any wilful failure to carry out a lawful instruction from the employer. However in 2013 in the case of George v Auckland Council [2013] NZEmpC 179
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The Whole Truth About Jury Service

Type of cases which juries are likely to observe In New Zealand juries are generally only used for criminal cases. The only civil cases in which juries are commonly used are defamation. There have been cases in New Zealand in which plaintiffs claiming damages for breach of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 have requested jury trials, but the judges typically rule that the legal issues are too complicated for juries to apply. The same reasoning was applied in the decision declining Susan Couch’s request to have a jury trial for her claim against the Parole Board for
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