Use the best employment lawyers in Lower Hutt for your personal grievance claim
- Coping with unjustifiable dismissal or actions
- How to deal with racial or sexual discrimination and harassment
- Talk to lawyers who can advise either employers or employees
Throughout Wellington, Lower Hutt, Kapiti and Petone.
Don’t put up with workplace bullying – get help with a personal grievance claim
Bullying in the workplace is one of the main grounds for personal grievance claims against employers.
Bullying is an unacceptable practice defined as “repeated and unreasonable behaviour directed towards workers that creates a risk to health and safety”. It includes offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, or an abuse of power that undermines, humiliates or injures the employee.
If you are experiencing bullying in your workplace then Viv d’Or Employment Law can help you identify exactly what the employment issue is, the likely outcome and cost of a personal grievance claim, and your next steps.
For employers confronted with bullying in their workplace, Viv d’Or Employment Law can advise on how to deal with it effectively and also assist with the handling of any possible personal grievance claim against you.
For professional employment law advice, give Viv d’Or Employment Law in Lower Hutt a call today and get some peace of mind.
Unfair dismissal can be grounds for a personal grievance
Unfair dismissal can occur when an employer puts pressure on you as an employee to resign or makes your work situation intolerable. If you believe that your employer didn’t have good reason to dismiss you and the process was unfair, then you can claim unfair dismissal and that your dismissal was unjustifiable in those circumstances.
If you receive a letter from your employer that contains allegations that could lead to a formal warning or dismissal from your job, you should contact Viv d’Or Employment Law immediately for advice. We can help assist you to lodge a personal grievance claim if there are grounds for this course of action.
Unjustifiable action by an employer that disadvantages an employee and leads to a personal grievance claim
If you are disadvantaged by an unjustifiable action by your employer, Viv d’Or Employment Law can assist with the management of a personal grievance claim against them.
Using a communicative and resolution approach to reach settlement, we will carefully guide you through the process. The employment lawyers at Viv d’Or Employment Law know that resolution is better through discussion and negotiation rather than litigation.
If a situation can’t be sorted out amicably in the workplace then mediation is the next step. If you cannot reach agreement at mediation then the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) will hear the case.
Sexual and racial harassment are grounds for personal grievance claims
Sexual discrimination and racial harassment are particularly serious situations in any workplace and are primary grounds for personal grievances. Viv d’Or Employment Law can assist employees subjected to such harassment and discrimination to take out personal grievance claims.
For employers, making sexual harassment or racial discrimination a breach of policy and procedures will act as a deterrent and also enable a disciplinary process to be instigated if there is a breach.
Racial harassment occurs if employees are spoken to negatively in a hurtful or offensive way on the basis of their colour, race, national or ethnic origins. If the harassment is repetitive and significant enough to have a detrimental effect on the employee’s employment, job performance or job satisfaction, you may have grounds for a personal grievance.
Contact Viv d’Or Employment Law immediately about all personal grievance, employment contract, redundancy and racial or sexual discrimination matters – the Wellington employment law practice with the personal touch.