000 by Employment Relations Authority

Man who suffered a seizure fired for causing company unforeseen stress, awarded $14,000 by Employment Relations Authority

Ashley Wakeham was hospitalised two days after agreeing to a verbal contract, where he was promised a $100,000 salary to work for asbestos removal company Pacific Decontamination Service Limited, in June last year.

Wakeham returned to work on June 9 and his boss Graeme Raymond agreed to organise a driver to drive him to and from work sites.

But after he did not receive his pay for a couple of weeks, on June 25, Raymond told Wakeham he was no longer needed as he was causing the company "unforseen stress" and additional expenses.