New Employment Law Series - Disciplining and Dismissing

16 November 2017

    Start Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Location: Dunedin
  • Venue: Otago Chamber of Commerce, Level 3, 442 Moray Place

As an employer, getting the right employees are crucial for success. But what if you don’t pick the right one?  Part two of this two-part series will discuss how to address misconduct or serious misconduct in your business.

The seminar will help you to successfully steer through the disciplinary and dismissal process to mitigate the risk of a personal grievance claim.  During the session, we will follow case examples, to help apply the fundamental tests of justification and good faith to real case law.

Content includes:

  • What is considered misconduct/serious misconduct
  • When suspension may be considered
  • The correct process to follow
  • What is a personal grievance claim
  • How to respond to a personal grievance

Presenter:  Rebecca Laney, Copeland Ashcroft Law

Copeland Ashcroft Law provides specialist advice, representation and support on employment and health and safety law, throughout New Zealand.  Rebecca Laney is a Senior Solicitor in their Dunedin Office.  Having worked across Southland and Otago, Rebecca has experience working with a range of small to medium sized businesses in a multitude of industries.  Rebecca’s passionate about employment law and assisting and supporting businesses with the practical tools to navigate this particularly tricky area.

Part 1 - Trial Periods - Thursday 9 November 2017




Payments can be made on registration by cash or cheque payable to The Otago Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 5713, Dunedin 9058 | online to Westpac #03 0905 0970271 00 | Visa and MasterCard payments are accepted on our secure website payment page when you register above.

For a full refund to be given, cancellation must be received no less than 48 hours prior to the workshop date.

For details and other training options, call the training team on 03 479 0181 or email


$34.50 NZD (incl. GST)