30 Sep 2013

Snowdon vs RNZ hearing adjourned

5:28 pm on 30 September 2013

An employment court hearing into a dispute that's been going on for 10 years has been adjourned until Tuesday.

Radio New Zealand's former managing editor of news, Lynne Snowdon, is challenging the public broadcaster's decision to dismiss her.

Ms Snowdon took sick leave at the end of 2002 after a disagreement with the organisation's then chief executive, Sharon Crosbie.

She did not return to work and was dismissed in 2005.

Ms Snowdon has accused Radio New Zealand of financial mismanagement and has lodged complaints with the Serious Fraud Office, the Office of the Auditor General and the police.

The hearing was to get underway on Monday morning, but Ms Snowdon's lawyer said a statement of defence in response to its amended statement of claim had not been filed by the defendant's lawyer.

The case is scheduled to take at least three-and-a-half weeks in the Employment Court.