Banks V Hockey Manawatu Inc

February 9th, 2016 - Barbara Buckett

Banks v Hockey Manawatu Inc [2015] NZERA Wellington 127, Banks v Hockey Manawatu Inc [2016] NZEmpC 97 & Banks v Hockey Manawatu Inc [2016] NZCA 300

BuckettLaw acted for an employee, a chief operating officer, who had been unjustifiably dismissed under the grounds of medical incapacity. The case was successful appealed to the Employment Court where the employee was found to have been unjustifiably dismissed and awarded compensation for the hurt and humiliation suffered, lost wages and a substantial contribution to his legal costs. The employer sought leave to appeal the case to the Court of Appeal, however BuckettLaw successfully defended that application and the Court’s decision.

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Barbara Buckett

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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