OUR RECENT VICTORY IN THE COURT OF APPEAL PROVIDES A VALUABLE LESSON FOR EMPLOYERS IN THE IMPORTANCE OF EMPLOYEE CONSULTATION. WE REPRESENTED AN EMPLOYEE WHO WAS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN WRONGFULLY DISMISSED FROM HOCKEY MANAWATU, WHERE THE EMPLOYER FAILED TO MEET ITS BASIC OBLIGATIONS TO ACT IN GOOD FAITH.
EMPLOYERS RISK FACING SERIOUS COSTS IF FAIR CONSULTATION PROCESSES ARE NOT FOLLOWED. THE COURT OF APPEAL ORDERED HOCKEY MANAWATU TO PAY OUR CLIENT $171,000 IN LOST WAGES, COMPENSATION, AND COSTS. BY OBTAINING SENSIBLE LEGAL ADVICE AS SOON AS A PROBLEM ARISES, EMPLOYERS CAN SAVE CONSIDERABLE TIME AND EXPENSE.
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Barbara Buckett is a highly experienced senior employment lawyer with over 35 years of practice in New Zealand. She provides expert advice on all areas of employment law and has a proven track record of delivering excellent results for clients. Barbara has extensive experience in resolving workplace issues and is an experienced litigator. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, working out, and fine wine and dining with friends.
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