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What can schools do about bullying?

Filed under: Human Rights, Education

Bullying is still a common occurrence within the New Zealand school system, despite many powerful and prominent anti-bullying campaigns. Fortunately, there...

Employment agreements and discrimination

Filed under: Contract Law, Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Human Rights

In New Zealand, the Human Rights Act 1993 and Employment Relations Act 2000 makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee (or potential...

Smoking at work

Filed under: Rest Homes & Retirement Villages, Employment Law, Employment Agreements, Health, Human Rights, Utilities

Roughly one in five New Zealand adults smoke tobacco, according to a government social report in 2010. This means there’s a good chance in every workplace...

Can an employer get medical information from an employee’s doctor?

Filed under: Workplace Injuries, Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Human Rights, Mental Health, Privacy

Situations sometimes arise where an employer needs information about an employee’s medical condition or claim of ill health. For example, if they’ve been...

Constructive dismissal

Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Human Rights

Constructive dismissal is a phrase used in New Zealand employment law to describe a situation whereby an employee feels they have been forced by the employer...

Examples of workplace bullying cases in New Zealand

Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Personal Grievances, Human Rights

Over the years, cases involving alleged bullying at work have come before the Employment Court and Employment Relations Authority. These institutions...

Dealing with bullying in the workplace

Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Personal Grievances, Human Rights

In recent years, many employers have had to deal with accusations of bullying in their workplace. This article suggests how employers can avoid and deal...

Bullying at work

Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Personal Grievances, Human Rights

Workplace bullying is a problem in New Zealand, as it is in other countries. The term “bullying” is not defined in New Zealand legislation, however various...

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