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As an employee, you have a right to feel valued and respected in your workplace. If you're experiencing employment issues and you’re not sure of your rights, feel like you’re being bullied or victimised at work, or have you been unfairly dismissed, get in touch with our employment law team — we've got your back. No matter what the issue is, our team of experts will support you, provide sound advice, and will aim to get you the best outcome for your situation.
Employment law is complex and as an employer, you want a legal partner who you can turn to for quick, trusted advice when an employment matter arises in the workplace. Our team are experienced employment lawyers and professional problem solvers — we know the law inside and out and can guide you through any employment matters that you face, both the good and the bad.
An employment agreement is exactly that; an agreement between two parties. All businesses rely on cooperation between employers, employees and colleagues to get things done. As an employer, what do you do when someone has a problem with someone else in their workplace?
An employee can raise a Personal Grievance or complaints about workplace bullying, sexual harassment, unfair dismissal, or discrimination due to race, age, gender, religion or sexual orientation. If your employee comes to you with a problem it’s your responsibility to take action, but you must act carefully. Making knee-jerk reactions against someone could result in more personal grievances.
Responding to complaints and grievances can involve mediation through the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE), or privately with your employee’s lawyer or advocate.
Lawhub can advise you on the complaint process, whether going through mediation with MBIE or privately with your employee’s lawyer. We’ll also keep you informed about possible outcomes, as well as negotiate, represent and mediate on your behalf to help you protect your business.
Robert van Wichen
Robert van WichenRead More
Associate - LLB
Dee is particularly passionate about employment law, and acts on behalf of both employers and employees. Employment law is governed by ‘good faith conduct’ which means two-way, open and honest conversations, and Dee can lead those conversations when either one or both parties has a communication breakdown.Read More