Supplementary Order Paper No 144

No 144

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Employment Relations Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Nicola Willis, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 39

Delete clause 39 (page 32, lines 11 to 20).

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Employment Relations Amendment Bill by deleting clause 39 of the Bill.

The clause as it stands provides that the primary remedy in respect of a personal grievance is weighted towards reinstatement. The impact of this will vary across places of employment. However, it remains that, in some instances, there may be reservations about a returning employee and their effect on others in the workplace, and therefore it would not be appropriate that the primary remedy in respect of a personal grievance is to be reinstatement to the place of employment.