At MK Law, we are committed to supporting your rights under the Human Rights Act 1993 and the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, as well as the Privacy Act 2020. We can represent you before the Human Rights Review Tribunal to protect these rights. If you have experienced sexual harassment or a privacy breach, or if you simply want to know more about your rights under New Zealand law, we are here to help you.
About the Human Rights Review Tribunal
The Tribunal, established under the Human Rights Act 1993, is an independent body adjudicating on human rights complaints. It addresses critical issues, including discrimination, privacy rights, and sexual harassment. Understanding its role is key in a society that values justice and fairness.
The Human Rights Act 1993 provides the legal basis for the Tribunal. This Act includes specific provisions against discrimination based on sex, race, marital status, religious belief, and disability. Discrimination in employment, housing, and access to goods and services is prohibited, ensuring equal treatment for all individuals.
Under the Act, sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcome or offensive sexual behaviour that is either repeated or significant enough to have a harmful effect. This includes physical, verbal, and non-verbal actions in workplaces, educational institutions, and other areas of public life.
Privacy protection is also a critical aspect governed by the Privacy Act 2020. This Act ensures the protection of personal information, giving individuals the right to access and correct their information. It sets out principles for how personal information should be collected, used, disclosed, and stored and provides guidelines for handling privacy breaches.
If you believe your rights under these frameworks have been violated, filing a complaint with the Tribunal is a critical step. This involves preparing and submitting the necessary documentation. MK Law is here to assist in every step, ensuring your case is presented effectively.
Representation and Legal Support
Navigating human rights issues can be challenging. Our team at MK Law provides expert legal representation and support, whether you require assistance in preparing your case or full representation at the Tribunal. We also offer information on accessing free legal services for those who need it.
Contact Us for More Information
For further questions or personalised advice, MK Law is here to help. Our team is committed to guiding and supporting you in your human rights journey. Contact us for a consultation and let us help you navigate these complex legal waters with confidence.