Edwards wins interim injunction
2degrees co-founder Tex Edwards has secured an interim injunction from the Employment Court which prevents his job as company ''strategist'' from being disestablished today.
Edwards' lawyer Michael O'Brien would not comment on whether the court order might make for an awkward atmosphere in the 2degrees' office, saying that more details would emerge when the court issued a written judgment later today.
2degrees spokeswoman Charlene White would not comment.
Documents revealed earlier this month showed 2degrees chief executive Eric Hertz believed Edwards had become a ''distraction'' for the company and that the telecommunications company was ''not well served by his presence''.
Hertz sent an email with those comments a day before presenting Edwards with a proposal to disestablish his job as 2degrees' strategist.
An initial bid by Edwards to secure an interim injunction from the Employment Relations Authority preventing his dismissal failed earlier this month, but the new judgment overrides that.
The substantive hearing on the employment dispute is due to be heard on August 22.
Edwards is also believed to be challenging arrangements that have seen his 1 per cent shareholding in 2degrees diluted as the company has raised fresh equity to fund its growth. He said he could not comment.
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