DCC “unjustifiably” disadvantages senior conservator

### ODT Online Sat, 28 Jan 2012
Conservator unjustifiably dismissed
By Debbie Porteous
A senior Otago Settlers Museum conservator who was sacked last year for serious misconduct has successfully taken a personal grievance against the Dunedin City Council, which has been ordered to pay him $34,446. The Employment Relations Authority found that Francois Leurquin was unjustifiably dismissed, but denied his application to be reinstated in his job. […] The breaches were alleged to have been made when he stored a ceramic piece he had agreed to restore for $200 for a private client, in packaging brought in from outside the museum […] risking contamination of the museum’s artefacts, which his employer was entitled to find amounted to serious misconduct.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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Filed under DCC, Heritage, People, Project management

One response to “DCC “unjustifiably” disadvantages senior conservator

  1. How come council, their departments and companies are turning into such hard work?

    The answer is so simple. The heads and their cohorts are profiteering from it. How they get away with it has got me beat.

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