25 Penalty for certain acts in relation to entering workplace

Every person is liable to a penalty, imposed by the Authority, who, without lawful excuse,—

(a)

contravenes section 20A(2)(a) by unreasonably withholding consent in relation to a request by a representative of a union under section 20A(1) to enter a workplace; or

(ab)

fails to give reasons in writing for withholding consent to access to a workplace in accordance with section 20A(3); or

(ac)

refuses to permit a representative of a union who is entitled to enter a workplace to enter the workplace; or

(b)

obstructs a representative of a union in entering a workplace or in doing anything reasonably necessary for or incidental to the purpose for entering the workplace; or

(c)

wilfully fails to comply with section 21.

Compare: 1991 No 22 s 14(5)

Section 25(a): substituted, on 1 April 2011, by section 8 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 125).

Section 25(ab): inserted, on 1 April 2011, by section 8 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 125).

Section 25(ac): inserted, on 12 December 2018, by section 10 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 53).