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Bullying: Complaints, Investigations and Resolution

Date Time Presented by Registration
10 October 12.00pm - 1.00pm Liz Coats Register



Bullying is an insidious issue that affects many workplaces, often only rising to the surface after having been an issue for some time. With WorkSafe issuing its bullying guidelines, bullying has been given fresh attention and the spotlight is being shined on employers whose processes for dealing with bullying are not “up to scratch”.

This webinar will focus on the process for dealing with bullying complaints – from when the complaint is received through to different forms of resolution. It will also cover WorkSafe’s approach to complaints about bullying, and consider recent relevant cases.

Attendees will gain a more detailed understanding of WorkSafe’s guidelines for workplace bullying, ideas for internal policies and procedures on bullying, and confidence in implementing bullying investigations.


Presented by Liz Coats, Bell Gully

Liz has extensive experience advising on a range of employment issues. She regularly advises employers on redundancy and restructuring issues, managing poor performance, disciplinary processes, WorkSafe investigations and restraints of trade. She also advises on health and safety and privacy matters. Liz has substantial experience in the Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court and Court of Appeal.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 identifies Liz as a next generation lawyer for employment, while Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 names Liz as an associate to watch, with clients describing her as "a good communicator and very knowledgeable in her field of expertise. She grasps problems and issues very quickly and comes up with practical solutions."

In 2016, Liz was appointed to the Employment Law Committee by the Council of the Auckland District Law Society.

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