UNFAIR DISMISSAL

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Have you been unfairly dismissed?

We provide legal advice for personal grievances and wrongful or unjustified dismissal in NZ.

What is fair depends on the circumstances.  Any relevant provisions in the employment agreement must be followed.

If an employment agreement does not have a notice period, then reasonable notice must be given.

Employees have the right to be told what the problem is and that dismissal or other disciplinary action is a possibility. Employees must then be given a genuine opportunity to tell their side of the story before the employer decides what to do.

Employees have the right to be supported at a disciplinary meeting by an advocate or support person and there must be sufficient time to organise such representation and prepare for the meeting.

The employer should investigate any allegations of misconduct thoroughly and without prejudice. Unless there has been misconduct so serious that it warrants summary dismissal, the employee should be given clear standards to aim for and a genuine opportunity to improve.

If an employee is dismissed, he or she has the right to ask the employer for a written statement of the reasons for dismissal. This request can be made up to 60 days after they find out about the dismissal. The employer must provide the written statement within 14 days of such a request. If the employer fails to provide this written statement, the employee may consequently be able to raise a grievance after the required 90 day limitation period.

If you think you have a case for unjustifiable dismissal contact us using our contact form, giving us as much information as possible and one of our Advocates will be in touch.

 

What do you do if you’re fired or unfairly dismissed?

It is important that you seek legal advice if you believe that you have been fired or dismissed unfairly. You have up to 90 calendar days to act on the situation including raising a personal grievance. It is important you are taking these steps as soon as you have been notified that you are being fired or dismissed.

It is important that you have read and fully understood your employment agreement. To be aware of your rights is the first key step in knowing what you can and cannot do about being fired or dismissed from your position.

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