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Find information about personal grievances and dispute resolution processes concerning employment law.

The government has set up three separate forums that deal exclusively with employment issues. There is the employment mediation service operated by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Then there is the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court. This text deals with mediation first, then the Employment Relations Authority and then the Employment Court. An employment problem may not progress through the different forums in that order though. The most appropriate starting point very much depends on the particular facts of each problem.


Personal grievances

Employment Mediation

Employment Relations Authority

Applying to the Authority

Progressing a claim

Preparing for an investigation meeting

Attending an investigation meeting

Authority determinations


Employment Court

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