Danny Gelb Mediation Services

6 Tautari Street, Orakei

Mediation Services Dispute Resolution


Employment Law


Employment Law - Employment Matters Resolved with Alternate Dispute Resolution


I have created a new site dedicated solely to Employment Law. You can go directly to it: www.employmentlaw.net.nz

This site went live as of 1 January 2012. All my updates will be on this new site. You can still look here for employment law information, however, the most up to date information will be at www.employmentlaw.net.nz.

If something has just happened to you at work, and you need immediate assistance, call us 24/7 for free now, even from your mobile phone, on 0800 HELP ME (0800 4357 63). Should I be unavailable due to being in a mediation or an Employment Relations Authority hearing, then leave a quick message and I will call you back at my next available opportunity which will be either during my next break or as soon as I get your message. Should you prefer to txt me then send your txt to 021 77 1919.


Where am I & what am I up to this week?

You will need to go to our new Employment Disputes Law site to see this information


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We mainly help employees that find themselves in difficult situations such as:


  • Wrongful termination, being sacked or fired.
  • Being called to a disciplinary meeting.
  • Being forced to resign from work (constructive dismissal) and wanting to do something about it.
  • Wrongful written warning.
  • Help with a personal grievance.
  • Redundancy issues.
  • Wanting to know their rights as an employee.
  • Workplace bullying or harassment.


New Zealand has very strong employment law legislation. This employment law is unique to our country and many international organisations and companies struggle with it. The predominant pieces of legislation for our employment law are:

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The Employment Relations Act 2000

Holidays Act 2003


Mediation and facilitation can be used to help employees and employers, in many situations, when they have issues with employment law or a dispute or friction in the workplace. Employment law situations can get highly emotive as we are dealing with people's livelihoods. We can act in one of two capacities for employment law situations or disputes in the workplace. Firstly, we can act as the advocate for you, i.e. you appoint us as your support people and we solely represent your best interests. Secondly, the employee and employer can jointly appoint us and we come in as the neutral party helping both sides come to a consensual agreement over the problem.


Employment Law - Typical employment dispute situations.

Below are some typical employment law scenarios, which some people find themselves in, and what they can possibly do to help resolve the situation to their best advantage.

I am an employee and I have been called to a disciplinary meeting. What can I do?

I have been fired / sacked / terminated from my employment. What can I do?

What is the process for taking a Personal Grievance?

There are issues in the work place that I would like addressed to improve a working relationship or working environment.

I have been made redundant. What can I do?

Blog - Personal Grievance Avoidance Tips


We have put together a printer friendly publication that explains the basics of employee rights with regards to employment law.


This brochure covers

  1. What are my employment rights
  2. Personal grievances
  3. Disciplinary meetings
  4. Unjustified terminations or warnings
  5. Redundancy
  6. Constructive dismissal
  7. Help! What can I do right now?


Should you have an employment issue not covered above, then please don't hesitate to call us on 0800 HELP ME (0800 4357 63) or email danny.gelb@mediate.co.nz


Please don't hesitate to call us if you require other employment law advice that is not covered here.


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