Prison boss set to sue

Monday November 25, 2019 Written by Published in Local
Henry Heather was given a month’s notice of dismissal. No reasons, grounds, wrongdoing or even an explanation was given. This is after serving his country for 39 years. Henry Heather was given a month’s notice of dismissal. No reasons, grounds, wrongdoing or even an explanation was given. This is after serving his country for 39 years.

Arorangi Prison Superintendent Henry Heather is to sue for wrongful dismissal, says his lawyer Norman George.

Heather has worked in the Prison Service for 39 years, working his way up to Superintendent.

But George said Corrective Services Minister George Maggie appeared to be “displeased” with complaints from Heather and other in the Prison Service about political intervention in prisoner releases.

Heather was told he would need to reapply for his job. This month, he was advised he had been unsuccessful with his application. “He was to pack up, hand over Prison property and remove himself from the Prison Service on 2 December 2019,” George says.

“He was given a month’s notice of dismissal. No reasons, grounds, wrongdoing or even an explanation was given. This is after serving his country for 39 years.”

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