The 90 Day RuleTuesday 26 February, 2019
If you have been dismissed, or want to challenge your employer for something they have done while you’ve worked for them, it is critical that you read this.
In New Zealand, a personal grievance must be raised within 90 days of when the problem happened. If you do not raise your complaint as a personal grievance within that time period, you will not be able to make a claim. This could mean you missing out on a settlement, and your boss getting away with the injustice they caused you.
There are a few exceptions to this rule, but they require exceptional circumstances. Proving an exceptional circumstance is not easy, and requires a lot of work. Therefore, it is very important that as soon as you have been dismissed or disadvantaged, that you seek advice as soon as possible.
If you feel that you have a personal grievance, give us a call.