Resolving disputes

Workplace or employment disputes

Employment or workplace mediation can help when there is a dispute or ongoing conflict in the workplace.

Workplace and employment mediation in New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Employment Mediation Services

Mediation is where an independent person called a mediator helps resolve an employment relationship problem in a semi-formal and confidential environment. A mediator will help you to identify the main issues and find potential solutions. The aim is for you both to come to an agreement. You cannot be forced into a decision or agreement.

Employment Mediation Services within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) provides a free mediation service to any employee or employer with an employment relationship problem.

For more information on the service, what to expect and how to request mediation visit www.employment.govt.nz

Private employment mediation

You can also engage a mediator privately (you pay the fees) for employment or workplace mediation.

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