Searching Content from New Zealand indexed under Discrimination, Disability & Sexual Harassment ordered by Published Date Descending.
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Diversity for goodness sake?
Businesses with staff from a variety of backgrounds and experiences are more likely to make a greater contribution.
New Zealand
21 Sep 2019
Workplace bullying - employer fined
Managers or employees who perpetrate or tolerate harassment or bullying place the company at risk for damages and fines.
New Zealand
6 Sep 2019
Pay equity legislation moves through Parliament
As this legislation moves through Parliament, employers should consider if pay equity may be an issue in their industry.
New Zealand
24 Jun 2019
Misconduct outside the workplace - 5 takeaways from the Israel Folau case, from a NZ perspective
These points examine the Israel Folau case from a NZ perspective- was the behaviour unacceptable if it was outside work?
New Zealand
6 Jun 2019
Critical Employment Law Changes
New Zealand employers should be aware that there are several significant legislative changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 (the Act) taking effect this spring
New Zealand
22 May 2019
Dealing with misconduct: The NRL no-fault stand down policy
The article considers the enforceability of the NRL policy and other ways sporting clubs can regulate player misconduct.
New Zealand
25 Mar 2019
The Christmas party - what are employer responsibilities?
Employers should be very clear in any communications with staff about behavioural expectations at the Christmas party.
New Zealand
23 Nov 2018
#metoo movement of sexual harassment
The Ministry (MBIE) has set up a register to record allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct in the workplace.
New Zealand
12 Oct 2018
New domestic violence law – how will this affect employment relationships?
Any employees affected by domestic violence will be entitled to apply for domestic violence leave from their employer.
New Zealand
30 Jul 2018
What is going on around your water cooler? Finding love at work
Employers need to be alive to managing the work environment, to ensure that personal relationships don't become toxic.
New Zealand
27 Apr 2018
Employment Relations Bill introduced – changes to trial periods and more
Article summarises most significant changes proposed by Employment Relations Amendment Bill.
New Zealand
28 Mar 2018
Reasons for dismissal are private – even if already widely known
The employer should not disclose the reasons for dismissal of an employee and should decline to comment if asked.
New Zealand
27 Mar 2018
Higher compensatory awards for personal grievances
Employers need to be aware of the increase in compensatory awards for hurt and humiliation. 
New Zealand
27 Mar 2018
BBC gender salary gap highlights need for NZ employers to re-evaluate pay
Under proposed changes, NZ employees could make a pay equity claim if they consider there is a disparity in pay for work.
New Zealand
2 Aug 2017
Australian boss fined AUD$12,500 for workplace bullying
He has also suffered significant reputational damage as the case has been reported in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
New Zealand
28 Nov 2016
Workplace bullying - also a health and safety problem
This case was a reminder that health and safety laws can extend beyond the prevention of accidents in the workplace.
New Zealand
20 Sep 2016
Court of Appeal scales back rules for employment investigations
This decision is significant because it clarifies employer expectations when carrying out employment investigations.
New Zealand
15 Sep 2016
Workplace bullying – what are my obligations?
An employer's failure to deal with bullying could lead to legal liability, and an employee could face personal liablity.
New Zealand
1 May 2016
Discrimination is a word that is often misused
Legally speaking, discrimination only occurs when the treatment is one of 13 protected grounds in the Human Rights Act.
New Zealand
18 Feb 2016
Managers set tone of the workplace
Chief executives and managers set the workplace tone and culture, and lead from the top in terms of appropriate conduct.
New Zealand
26 Nov 2014
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