| 04 December 2019

Back to the future with reinstatement

A year on from the return of reinstatement as the primary remedy for personal grievance dismissal claims,
the time is ripe for employers to give consideration to this remedy and the implications of last year’s
legislative change. The Employment Court’s recent decision in Savage v Wai Shing Limited [2019] NZEmpC
141 provides further reason for employers to turn their minds to the reinstatement of reinstatement as the
primary remedy and the practical significance of this change.

By Hannah King, Senior Associate