‘Calderbank’ Offers

This Court of Appeal ruling in 2010 highlights a common tactic engaged by employers to make a ‘Without Prejudice’ offer to settle with a complainant before any due process occurs and is often used by employers and their legal advisors to block access to justice. Detail here in NZCA-385.

Hamilton Lake Summit 2015

On Sunday 18th October 2105 at the Verandah Café on Hamilton Lake, public and industry professionals were invited to an afternoon session to continue the debate about the necessary changes required to legislation and regulation as well as the improvements required in both attitudes, approaches and the application of best practice in the areas of health and safety, human rights and employment relations.

Two pieces of collaborative work were shared with the audience as a basis for discussion and to identify next steps. These are published here as background and further reading in preparation for a followup workshop planned for this Autumn 2016.

A review of the legal aspects is covered in the Workplace Bullying Summit Discussion Document which was researched and written by Donna Pokere-Phillips LLB LLM of BEETit Solutions.

A discussion of workplace bullying from a management systems approach called Switching Track written by Bob Brown B.Sc. AIEMA, with contributions and peer review by Allan Halse and Karen Hammond.

CultureSafe NZ would like to acknowledge the valuable contributions of the authors of these documents and those of the attendees at this event.