Redundancies can only happen when your employer follows a fair process.
There is now a policy called the Workplace Change Process and employers must comply with it if they intend to make you redundant.

What is redundancy?

Having your job made redundant is usually the result of a change to the way a business operates, where your skills and services are no longer needed. Being made redundant should be your employer’s final option. They must seek ways to redeploy you into a different role before starting the redundancy process.
Grounds for a personal grievance
You may bring a personal grievance against your employer if you feel your redundancy is unfair. Every situation is different, but typically an unfair redundancy would include reasons such as your employer did not seek ways to redeploy you into another role, if they didn’t meet the terms in your employment agreement and so forth. If you have any doubts, speak with us for further advice.

How we help

We’re specialists at solving employment disputes, so we’ll investigate your redundancy on your behalf, providing you with advice and support through this difficult time. We provide a no win, no fee service and cover any costs incurred until there is a resolution.

If you feel you have been subject to an unfair redundancy, we urge you to contact us immediately, in confidence.

If you want more information about redundancies, you can read a comprehensive summary at Employment New Zealand.

Additional information about the help you can access is available here.

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