Caitlin Sargison


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Caitlin specialises in employment law, advising on a range of matters including resolution of disputes, managing complex staff issues and dealing with challenging employee conduct.

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She assists employers of all sizes across diverse industries. She advises on discrete employment issues such as managing disciplinary, investigation, restructuring and performance processes, as well as day-to-day/business as usual matters like contractual and policy advice.

Caitlin represents clients at mediations and in the Employment Relations Authority, hosts training sessions for clients, and regularly presents on employment law updates at seminars.

She also advises employees in employment disputes, focussing on achieving effective and future-focussed resolutions.

Recent highlights

  • Successfully defending a claim made by an ex-contractor seeking a determination of status as an employee in the Employment Relations Authority.
  • Assisting a client in the successful defence of an ex-employee’s claim for constructive dismissal in the Employment Relations Authority.
  • Advising multiple large corporate businesses through numerous restructures
  • Advising a healthcare provider of over 1000 frontline employees through vaccination mandates, restructuring and related employment matters throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Advising and representing a client through a Worksafe prosecution and sentencing.

Caitlin's insights

Employment newsletter

9 April 2024

Optimising the performance of your school board - practical tips and strategies from the trenches

11 March 2024

Trial period legislation passed

21 December 2023

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  • Member of the HRNZ Auckland branch committee, providing support and advice to HR professionals across Auckland.

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