Our comprehensive guide on Employment Law in New Zealand is designed to help both employers and employees navigate the complexities of workplace legalities. Here, you’ll find detailed information and expert advice on a range of topics, ensuring a clear understanding of legal rights and obligations. Explore our subpages for in-depth insights:
Personal Grievance This section explains the concept of personal grievances, which include issues like unjustified dismissal, redundancy, and workplace bullying. It offers guidance on how to formally raise a grievance, the timeframes involved, and the potential remedies available.
Workplace Discrimination Discover the legal definition of workplace discrimination, which encompasses unfair treatment based on age, gender, race, religion, and more. Learn about your rights, how to recognize discrimination, and the steps to take if you believe you’re a victim of discriminatory practices.
Workplace Harassment Harassment in the workplace can take many forms, from verbal abuse to physical intimidation. This page discusses the legal framework for identifying harassment, strategies for dealing with it, and how to seek legal recourse.
Disciplinary Matters for Employers A guide for employers on conducting fair and legally compliant disciplinary processes. It covers the importance of having clear disciplinary policies, conducting proper investigations, and ensuring employees’ rights are respected throughout the process.
Mediation Mediation is an effective method for resolving disputes outside of court. This section details the mediation process in employment disputes, including preparing for mediation, what to expect during the session, and how to reach an amicable resolution.
Unfair Dismissal This part of the site deals with cases of unfair dismissal, providing insights into what the law considers as unfair practices, the process of claiming unfair dismissal, and the possible outcomes and remedies.
Employment Relations Authority The Employment Relations Authority is a key body in resolving employment disputes. Learn about how they function, the types of cases they handle, and how to present your case effectively before them.
Employment Court For complex cases or appeals from the Employment Relations Authority, the Employment Court is the next step. This page offers detailed information on the court’s processes, what to expect during hearings, and tips for preparing your case.