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Dealing with the complexities of Workplace Bullying

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Ellen Melville Place

1 Freyberg Place

Auckland Central, Auckland

New Zealand

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There are many legal and ethical complexities around dealing with a complaint of bullying.

HR Leaders need to ensure that they know the necessary legal steps but also how to ensure you protect both the company and the employee making the allegation. This event will provide a comprehensive guide to successfully investigating and dealing with workplace bullying claims including:

  • Workplace bullying - legal definitions and parameters

  • How to investigate confidentially, while protecting the company and the complainant

  • Who is held responsible for bullying and what action can you take

  • How can you deal with false or nuisance claims


About our Presenter: Penny Swarbrick
Penny is a partner at SBM Legal. She has over thirty years of broad legal experience. In the course of her career Penny has worked for the NZ Department of Labour as a solicitor, as an employers’ representative and solicitor with the national employers’ organisation, as a barrister sole before forming this specialist employment law firm. As a result she brings an extensive insight into the practical implications of employment relationship problems for her clients.

Penny has advised and represented many of New Zealand’s largest employers in bargaining, dispute resolution, restructuring, management of change, consultation and litigation in both employment and civil jurisdictions. She is regarded as an outstanding advocate and has appeared in many leading cases at all levels including the Court of Appeal. Her expertise is acknowledged by prestigious international legal publications Who’s Who Legal, Chambers Asia Pacific and Asia Pacific Legal 500.

Penny has also served as a Convener of the ADLS Employment Law Committee, made submissions on behalf of the Law Society and others to Select Committees on legislative change, provided educational road shows for the Law Society, and is a regular speaker at ADLS, NZLS and private conferences.

About SBM Legal

SBM Legal is independently recognised as one of New Zealand’s most outstanding employment law firms.

All partners (Kathryn Beck, Don Mackinnon, Penny Swarbrick and Bridget Smith) are leading practitioners in employment law. They are supported by an excellent team of specialist employment lawyers with a broad range of experience and skills. We also have close links with a number of consultants, whom we contract on an “as needed” basis.

Our clients think of us as employment law advisers, strategists, risk management negotiators and compliance specialists. Many of our larger employer clients also see us as a key extension of their HR Departments.

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Ellen Melville Place

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Auckland Central, Auckland

New Zealand

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