Our experience

Watermark Employment Law is a law firm specialising in employment law. Our team of specialist employment lawyers act for employees and employers.

We act for clients, both employers and employees, to resolve all employment and workplace-related issues:

Advising on terms of employment

Providing opinion advice on particular terms of employment

Specific opinion advice on employment related legislation

Reviewing employment agreements

Advocacy in the Employment Relations Authority

Drafting employment agreements, crafting suitable terms

Personal grievance claims

Dismissal claims

Sexual harassment claims

Bulling & harassment in the workplace

Resolving performance issues

Workplace investigations

Appeals to the Employment Court

Negotiated exits

Private workplace-based mediations

Acting for client in the context of mediation facilitated by the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment

Watermark expertise

Our expertise includes:

  • Acting for employees across a wide range of diverse industries, in numerous personal grievance claims for unjustified disadvantage, unjustified dismissal, harassment related claims, performance management related issues, breach of employment agreement claims, breach of good faith claims, restraint of trade disputes, and issues relating to the interpretation and application of particular terms of employment
  • Advising on and drafting individual employment agreements, including employee share scheme schedules, bonus structures and KPI schedules
  • Acting for employers which include small companies right to through to publicly listed entities, and in addition, acting local government context
  • Mediation with the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment, which includes acting for employees and employers at mediation, resolving difficult disputes in the workplace
  • Representing clients in the Employment Relations Authority, acting for clients in all related Authority Investigations
  • Acting for clients in the context of employment in a professional body context, including teachers, lawyers, nurses, financial advisers
  • Investigations into workplace bullying and harassment