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.


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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Poor-performance sacking isn't redundancy

Yet another case has been decided by the Employment Relations Authority in favour of the employee where an employer has tried to incorrectly use redundancy as a reason to terminate employment for poor performance. on 28 Apr 2016
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Employee who didn't smile enough!

$11k + loss of wages awarded to dismissed employee who didn't smile enough! We can help you if you have been dismissed. on 12 Oct 2015
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