Employment Law for Employees
When something happens at work you may feel like you're alone. However, it has also happened to thousands of others before you and we are here to help.
If something has just happened to you at work, and you need immediate assistance, call me 24/7 for free now, even from your mobile phone, on 0800 HELP ME (0800 4357 63). Should I be unavailable due to being in a mediation or an Employment Relations Authority hearing, then leave a quick message and I will call you back at my next available opportunity. This will be either during my next break or as soon as I get your message. Should you prefer to text me, then send your text to 021 77 1919.
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We help many employees that find themselves in difficult situations such as:
- wrongful termination, being sacked or fired
- being called to a disciplinary meeting
- being forced to resign from work (constructive dismissal) and wanting to do something about it
- wrongful written warning
- needing help with a personal grievance
- needing help with redundancy issues.
- wanting to know their rights as an employee
- workplace bullying or harassment.
New Zealand has very strong employment law legislation. This employment law is unique to our country and many international organisations and companies struggle with it. The predominant pieces of legislation for our employment law are:
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The Employment Relations Act 2000
Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
Volunteers Employment Protection Act 1973
Criminal Records Clean Slate Act 2004
Smoke-free Environments Act 1990
Mediation and facilitation can be used to help employees and employers in many situations when they have issues with employment law or a dispute or friction in the workplace. Employment law situations can get highly emotive as we are dealing with people's livelihoods. We can act in one of two capacities for employment law situations or disputes in the workplace. Firstly, we can act as the advocate for you, i.e. you appoint us as your support person or representative and we solely represent your best interests with the issues that you have. Secondly, you and employer jointly appoint us and we come in as the neutral party helping both sides come to a consensual agreement over the problem.
Our FAQ page has some typical employment law scenarios that people find themselves in, and what they can possibly do to help resolve the situation to their best advantage.
We have put together a printer friendly publication that explains the basics of employee rights with regards to employment law.
Alternatively, the web page version of employee rights with regards to employment law is here.
This brochure covers
What are my employment rights?
Unjustified terminations or warnings
Help! What can I do right now?
Should you have an employment issue not covered above, then please don't hesitate to call us on 0800 HELP ME (0800 4357 63) or email firstname.lastname@example.org