This is outrageous.
A young woman whose bottom was slapped in "fun" by her boss has now been ordered to pay her former employer $5000 in costs in the case.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11377890Authority member Anna Fitzgibbon rejected those claims, calling Ms Newman an unreliable witness and questioning why she did not complain earlier.
The bottom slap was "inappropriate and should not be repeated" but took place during a joke, Ms Fitzgibbon found.
"Ms Newman was being cheeky about Mr Sanson's floppy hat and he slapped her on the bottom.
It was a one-off slap, which I accept was a 'fun slap'."
The authority has now ordered Ms Newman to pay her former employer a total of $5000 as a contribution to costs.