In two recent Employment Court decisions the application of tikanga was a significant aspect.
Tikanga, or societal lore within Māori culture, can best be described as behavioural guidelines for living and interacting with others. Tikanga tends to be based on experience and learning that has been handed down through generations, also deeply rooted in logic and common sense.Read More
In a recent decision, Pact Group v Carey Robinson  NZEmpC 173, the Employment Court decided the employee had been unjustifiably dismissed. The decision sheds new light on accepted standards of what constitutes a fair process in disciplinary situations.Read More