Christchurch Employment Law

Experienced Employment Advocate’s

Before you call that expensive Barrister, Union, Solicitor, or Employment Lawyer, call us. We are very experienced Employment Advocates with excellent win rates and knowledge about unfair dismissals in Christchurch. Employers and employees call us first when you are needing legal advice on any employment issue. We provide advice on unfair dismissals, personal grievances, and any other employment issues you may be facing.

We are the premier employment advocates in Christchurch and NZ, IR Thompson provides employment advice NZ wide without the large costs that big law firms charge. You can count on us to provide speedy resolution to your employment problem without the need to employ an expensive employment lawyer at huge rates. We offer a free consultation to provide advice if you have a case or personal grievance. We provide employment advice on employment agreements, personal grievances, unfair dismissal’s, sexual harassment, bullying, stress at work, restructuring, redundancy, trial periods and disciplinary meetings.

Ask yourself, do you need legal advice on employment law in NZ? What is an unfair dismissal?

We can fix your employment problem or give employment law advice on the below:

  • Dismissals
  • Redundancies
  • Personal grievances
  • Employment contracts/employment agreements
  • Employers and employees
  • Legal aid providers
  • Disciplinary meetings
  • Harassment

Count on us

We are a family-run business and promise to deliver prompt and effective advice.
We understand the emotions of employment-related problems and the stress you are experiencing. We will guide you through the difficult times… you can count on us.

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Times are tough, but an employer can’t simply hand a letter to an employee, or text or email them to terminate their employment.

An employer must follow a process that is legal and fair. If you have been dismissed because of redundancy, or if you need to make employees redundant, call us first. 

Wrongful dismissals (unfair dismissals)

If you have been dismissed you may have recourse against your former employer. An employer must have a fair and valid reason to dismiss an employee. An employer is also required to follow a fair and reasonable process. Prior to a dismissal an investigation must take place. As part of the disciplinary process, an employee must be given prior notice of a meeting where they can give their side of the story.

An employee must receive prior notification of the allegations, possible outcomes, and the fact that they are entitled to be represented. Failure to follow this process will be unfair. If you think you have been unfairly dismissal call us today.