The Screen Industry Workers Bill fails abysmally to address the issues of discrimination and damage caused by the Hobbit law. The 2010 amendment to the Employment Relations Act allowed participants in the film industry to extract employee-level control over workers without affording those workers employee rights such as holiday pay and the duty to act […]
Redundancy issues for employers Tori McGaugh, Employment Relations Specialist, BuckettLaw Following a long 7 weeks of lockdown, two lots of Wage Subsidies and the vast changes to the employment landscape that have taken place in this time, our attention turns to recovery. The COVID-19 situation has imposed volatile conditions on businesses; meaning they have needed […]
Allan v Ogilvy Wellington Ltd WA84A/08, File No 5085452 BuckettLaw acted for a Creative Director who had been both unjustifiably disadvantaged and dismissed. The employee received substantive compensation for the hurt and humiliation suffered in respect of both personal grievances, significant reimbursement of lost wages and contribution to his legal costs.
Banks v Hockey Manawatu Inc  NZERA Wellington 127, Banks v Hockey Manawatu Inc  NZEmpC 97 & Banks v Hockey Manawatu Inc  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 [...]
Choveaux v Accident Compensation Corporation WA110/07, File No 5052501 BuckettLaw acted for an employee in bringing claims for unjustifiable dismissal and unjustified disadvantage. The Employment Relations Authority found the employee had been unjustifiably dismissed and awarded compensation for hurt and humiliation, lost wages and a contribution to her legal costs.
Fagotti v Acme & Co Ltd  NZEmpC 135 BuckettLaw acted for an employee who had been unfairly dismissed from his workplace under a 90-day trial period. BuckettLaw took the case to the Employment Relations Authority, who found that the employee had been unjustifiably dismissed due to a pre-work trial and the employer had unfairly [...]
Mala v AccideMala v Accident Compensation Corporation  NZERA Wellington 131 BuckettLaw successfully brought a claim for an employee who had been unjustifiably suspended and dismissed from her employment. The employee was awarded compensation for the hurt and humiliation caused, reimbursement of lost wages and a contribution to legal costs.
Milne v New Leaf Beauty Therapy Ltd  NZERA Wellington 151 BuckettLaw acted for an employee who had been unjustifiably dismissed by way of redundancy. The Employment Relations Authority determined the dismissal was procedurally unjustified as the employer failed to advise it was considering making the employee’s position redundant or provide any information as to [...]
Pathways Health Ltd v Moxon  NZEmpC 18 & Moxon v Pathways Health Ltd t/a Pathways  NZERA Christchurch 151 BuckettLaw acted for a doctor who had received an unjustified warning at work. BuckettLaw challenged the warning in the Employment Relations Authority and the warning was removed from the record and the doctor received compensation [...]
Smith v Air2there.com (2008) Ltd  NZERA Wellington 62 BuckettLaw acted for a Chief Pilot who had been unjustifiably dismissed from his employment. The Employment Relations Authority found the employer had unjustifiably dismissed the employee, in the process breaching its good faith obligations and the principles of natural justice. The employee was compensation for the [...]