Personal Grievances and Disputes - Workplace Law

By: Workplace Law  06-Dec-2011

I represent employers who have received notice from an employee alleging a dispute or personal grievance. I also act for employees who have commenced such proceedings (or are contemplating such proceedings).

The Employment Relations Act requires that, in virtually every case, the parties should attend mediation. If mediation fails to resolve the issues between the parties, either of them can file proceedings in the Employment Relations Authority. A decision of the Employment Relations Authority can be challenged in the Employment Court.

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