Scenario: Disciplining an employee who has a mental health issue – Employment Law Masterclass New Zealand

Scenario: Disciplining an employee who has a mental health issue

11:30 am

This case study presentation will take the delegates through a hypothetical scenario involving an employee with a complex combination of performance, conduct and mental health concerns.

  • What are the laws relating to employee mental health?
  • Does the employer have a legal duty to accommodate employees with mental health concerns?
  • How to handle a personal grievance that is raised by an employee who is subject to disciplinary proceedings and is suffering from a mental illness
  • Can you proceed with disciplinary proceedings if the employee is absent on mental health grounds?
  • What are the legal risks of conducting disciplinary proceedings when the employee has a mental illness?
  • Managing bullying claims that are linked to stress claims by the alleged victim
  • Sean O'Sullivan
    Sean O’Sullivan

    Partner

    Wotton + Kearney

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