Senior Solicitor, Christchurch

Michael Henderson-Rauter

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Michael specialises in employment and industrial relations, health and safety, and liquor licensing.

Michael advises on a wide range of employment issues including restructuring and redundancy, personal grievances, performance and disciplinary processes, medical incapacity, and workplace investigations.  He also has experience in preparing, reviewing and advising on employment agreements, workplace policies and records of settlement.

  • Bronze Merit Award (New Zealand Police) for leadership, professionalism and commitment to duty following the March 2019 terrorist attacks in Christchurch


Work highlights

Undertaking a secondment

to a public sector organisation as their in-house employment specialist

Advising employees and employers

on Holidays Act issues and disputes

Acting for employers and employees

at Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment mediations

Conducting investigations

into allegations of bullying and sexual harassment

Advising on liquor licensing issues

Advising employers and employees

on employment disputes including restructuring, redundancies, dismissals, and restraint of trade