We have extensive experience advising & representing employers from a wide range of industries and backgrounds with the difficult personal grievance process.
Receiving notification of a personal grievance can be stressful and can detract from the running of your business.
Our Personal Grievance lawyers give clear, practical advice & fight hard for outcome you deserve.
An employee has the right to raise a personal grievance if they feel that they have been mistreated or unjustifiably dismissed, under the Employment Relations Act 2000. But just because an employee raises a grievance doesn’t mean it is valid or should be upheld.
How do you deal with a personal grievance?
We can work with you to establish a strategy to address the personal grievance and minimise the risk to your business. This often involves instituting an investigation into the allegations to enable a detailed response to the employee. Our expert team are experienced in crafting robust letters addressing each allegation. We are frank in our risk assessment and our aim is to resolve issues as quickly and painlessly as possible. Where grievances cannot be resolved by responding to the employee in writing, the matter usually proceeds to mediation.
How long does an employer have to respond to a personal grievance?
Personal Grievances are best addressed as soon as possible, noting the statutory time limit of 90 days from the date of submission. Call us now for a confidential discussion.
Personal grievance Advice & Advocacy For Employees
When life at work isn’t going well and you feel like you’ve been wronged, our personal grievance lawyers can help. We’ve been standing up for the rights of New Zealand workers for over 25 years. See more on our personal grievance for employees.