Employment Law

Human Rights Act 1993

Discrimination and Harassment

Any form of discrimination and/or harassment must be taken seriously by an employer. Seeking the assistance of experts in employment law can ensure that you will undertake an appropriate process and meet your obligations as an employer.

Safeguard your workforce by providing a safe and healthy workplace where all employees, workers, volunteers, and related parties are free from discrimination, harassment, and bullying.

The risk of any of these behaviours being present is the impact they can have on staff, which may lead to illness and/or injury (both mental and physical). We work with both employers and employees to resolve issues of bullying and harassment in the workplace. We can provide best practice advice and effectively advocate your position. Should you require our assistance with a discrimination or harassment claim, we can help you to undertake a workplace investigation or provide support in order to achieve your objectives during the process.

Human Rights


Our team is here to assist with human rights claims. We can assist with employment related breaches of:

  • the Human Rights Act 1993;
  • the Privacy Act 2020; and
  • Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994.

We have an extensive understanding of this legislation and can work with you through the complaints process. Our team can be as involved as you need through these processes.









Human Rights


Where an issue of discrimination is raised, it is open to the parties to attend mediation and have a mediator help both parties work through the issues. Mediation includes explaining the Human Rights Act 1993 and working through possible solutions.

At Edwards Law we are familiar with the Human Rights Act 1993 and can work with you to put your best case forward in mediation and develop a strategy to assist you to achieve a positive outcome.

Human Rights


The Human Rights Commission is New Zealand’s national human rights institution that responds to and assists with resolving human rights complaints.

The Edwards Law team can review your case and your prospects of success, as well as assist you with drafting the necessary documents to make a complaint. We can work with you throughout this process to give you the best chance of success.









Human Rights

Review Tribunal

The Human Rights Review Tribunal hears claims relating to breaches of the:

  • Human Rights Act 1993;
  • Privacy Act 2020; and
  • Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994.

You can take a claim to the Human Rights Review Tribunal should you not be satisfied with any decisions issued by the:

  • The Human Rights Commission;
  • The Privacy Commissioner; or
  • The Health and Disability Commissioner.

We can work with you to bring a claim to the Human Rights Review Tribunal. This includes drafting the necessary documents, providing practical advice throughout the process, and representing you in the Human Rights Review Tribunal. Our team have extensive experience in this area, so please contact us today to find out how we can help you.

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