The Employment Relations Authority in New Zealand has ruled that Vicki Walker, an Auckland (New Zealand) accountant, was not fairly terminated from her position after sending the emails to co-workers. Her previous employers, ProCare, have now been ordered to pay NZ $17,000 (US $11,500/€8000/£7,000) for unfair dismissal.
ProCare claimed that Walker, who was fired in December 2007 after two years with the company, had “caused disharmony in the workplace by using BLOCK CAPITALS, bold typefaces and red text in her emails.”
Quite right too. Green ink on the other hand would be reasonable grounds for instant dismissal.