Employment Law - Talk to us first

If you have been dismissed without the correct procedure, or treated unfairly at work, get confidential advice about taking a personal grievance with your employer.

We are a No Win No Fee organisation.

This means that we will only charge a fee if we are successful in obtaining a financial settlement for you in addition to other terms of settlement, e.g. written apology and reference, changed from being fired to having resigned.

Where we assist with disciplinary and other meetings that achieve non-financial settlement, such as job reinstatement after being fired unfairly, we charge an agreed hourly rate.


 

Our Employment Law Specialists Throughout NZ can support you with:  

  • Filing personal grievance claims,
  • Unjustified dismissal claims (being fired unfairly,
  • Unjustified disadvantage claims, (being treated unfairly)
  • Discrimination or sexual harassment claims,
  • Exit settlement negotiations,
  • Disciplinary investigation processes,
  • Staff restructuring and redundancy situations,
  • Wage arrears and holiday pay claims,
  • Department of Labour mediations,
  • Employment Relations Authority Investigations,
  • Employment Court hearings

Contact us to talk to one of our Employment Law Advocates.

News

90-day trial period doesn't always start on the first day of employment

Our Auckland Advocate has uncovered a hole in the 90 day trial rules. "Lawyer David Prisk acted as an advocate for the teachers and said the teachers' claims for unjustified dismissal will be heard by the ERA in coming months". on 30 Aug 2016
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ERA says Auckland lawyer correcting employee's grammar was racial harassment

A lawyer ordered to pay $7500 compensation for racial harassment and bullying a Sudanese-born law clerk says he was only correcting his grammar. on 25 Aug 2016
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Christchurch employer 'can't sleep at night' after losing employment dispute

A Christchurch employer says he cannot afford to pay an unjustifiably dismissed former employee.
The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) ordered Harley Interior Plasterers to pay Furze almost $25,000 for lost wages, holiday pay and for humiliation, loss of dignity and injury to feelings. on 05 Aug 2016
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A woman who worked at a Palmerston North hotel will be paid thousands of dollars for unjustified dismissal

Julie Hills will be paid $9195 by Jay & Bee (2006) Ltd, a company owned by her ex-partner Glenn Warren, after the Employment Relations Authority found she had been unjustifiably dismissed. Insufficient facts were mentioned at the disciplinary meeting, which meant the employer had not complied with correct dismissal procedure, thereby unjustifiably dismissing Hills. on 21 Jun 2016
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Sacked, humiliated worker receives $12,000 payout

A beneficiary who gained employment through Work and Income was sacked just three days into his new job. Unjustified dismissal, covering lost wages and compensation for humiliation and loss of dignity was awarded to the employee after he requested more time to go over his contract before signing.. on 28 Apr 2016
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