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Ashleigh Fechney

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Ashleigh the Advocate is an employment law advocate who provides representation to employees and employers. In her advocacy, she is a fierce advocate for access to justice, and in doing so, provides a significant amount of legal information through her blogs and Facebook profile. As she says, she sells her representation, not her knowledge.

Tikanga and Employment Law

Last week was Māori Language Week, which might be an apt time to consider the legal status of Te Ao Māori and Tikanga in...

Unjustified Constructive Dismissal: Don’t Resign

I've been reluctant about writing about the personal grievance of unjustified constructive dismissal, because it's such a significant topic, and one which is very...

Section 103(1)(a): Personal Grievance for Unjustified Dismissal

An employee may raise a personal grievance against their former employer if they believe they have been unjustifiably dismissed. The difficulty with these claims is...

Understanding the Employment Claim Process

There are rigid processes associated with raising a claim in employment law. This article aims to generally highlight the process, and it should be read...

Preparing for a Disciplinary Process

You've been invited to a disciplinary meeting: terrifying stuff. I'm not going to sugar coat this: disciplinary meetings are stressful. Whether you're facing a warning,...

Employment Relations Act 2000: Good Faith

The obligation of good faith is known to be the backbone of an employment relationship, and can be found in section 4 of the...

Personal: My vaccination journey

This morning, I received a call to remind me about receiving my booster vaccine against COVID-19: a phone call that came after two text...

Vaccination and redundancy

It is my view that the application of the Vaccinations Order, or the imposition of vaccination policies, amount to a change in the terms...

The Realistic Future of Vaccines in the Workplace

I've always provided an impartial view of the law, even where it's not popular. I don't have an agenda, other than promoting the rights of...

Vaccination Order: How to provide feedback

On Monday 11 October 2021, the New Zealand Government announced an amendment to the current Vaccinations Order to include employees in the healthcare and...

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