Part 9 Personal grievances, disputes, and enforcement


101 Object of this Part

The object of this Part is—


to recognise that, in resolving employment relationship problems, access to both information and mediation services is more important than adherence to rigid formal procedures; and


to recognise that employment relationship problems are more likely to be resolved quickly and successfully if the problems are first raised and discussed directly between the parties to the relationship; and


to continue to give special attention to personal grievances, and to facilitate the raising of personal grievances with employers; and



to ensure that the role of the Authority and the court in resolving employment relationship problems is to determine the rights and obligations of the parties rather than to fix terms and conditions of employment.

Section 101(ab): inserted, on 1 December 2004, by section 37 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act (No 2) 2004 (2004 No 86).

Section 101(c): repealed, on 1 April 2011, by section 14 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 125).