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Costly Lesson for Employer

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.

To learn more about the case, read the National Business Review article here.


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