Balancing contractual intention and legislative rights: The case of the peripatetic pilots
As published in the November 2017 issue of Law Talk, the official magazine of the New Zealand Law Society.
Wotton + Kearney’s Auckland Partner Rebecca Scott and Solicitor Ines Shennan review the Supreme Court of New Zealand’s decision involving the termination of employment of two pilots on the grounds of retirement age in Brown & Anor v New Zealand Basing Ltd  NZSC 139.
The Supreme Court found that the rights of the New Zealand based pilots not to be discriminated against is not contractual, and independent of the employment agreements and Hong Kong law.
This publication is intended to provide commentary and general information. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. Formal legal advice should be sought in particular transactions or on matters of interest arising from this publication. Persons listed may not be admitted in all states and territories.