Fired guard sent threatening texts

Last updated 15:17 25/02/2014

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A security guard who accused his boss of sexually harassing female staff was sacked and will not be given his job back.

Samuela Leuii, employed by Regional Facilities Auckland, was fired last year after continually turning up late.

When he was warned about his behaviour, Leuii sent his manager intimidating and threatening text messages.

In an Employment Relations Authority decision today, member Anna Fitzgibbon outlined the messages from Leuii, in response to a warning letter about his lateness.

"God's watching you man. He'll correct you I can't wait, maybe I should talk to the directors, and inform of who you really are???" he wrote.

"Using your power to try and nail young victims ... If you don't make things right I have no choice but to get the girls and report you so you better be quick sir."

The ERA said messages had been sent for some time. The last lot arrived after Leuii was found to be absent on May 22 last year - after which he was investigated, then later fired.

"I was gona ask him as a CEO does he tolerate managers using dea power 2 sexual harass female staffs?" he wrote.

"Its da truth y are a bad man n u nd help."

"we all da same in gods eyes hw wld da media feel dey wil hav a fill day with you guys see you tomorrow."

The ERA found Leuii was guilty of serious misconduct for both his continued absences and inappropriate emails, and refused to reinstate him.

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