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TARANAKI BRANCH: Mock Disciplinary

Attending and managing a disciplinary process as a manager or HR practitioner can be a daunting prospect. Not to mention it being costly, time-consuming, and relationship-straining - especially if you don’t know what to expect and don’t have the right processes in place. To help managers and HR practitioners through the employment law minefield, Sean and Caroline will be presenting a full interactive mock disciplinary session, ably supported by the fine acting skills of your local HRNZ Committee. This will take you through the disciplinary process and offer tips for working through to a successful outcome.

The HRNZ Committee presented a disciplinary session followed by a mediation session in 2018 that was well received with plenty of learning.

If you are a manager of staff or an HR practitioner, then come along to gain some top tips and understanding of the process and legal implications. If only just to see the acting skills of your HRNZ Committee on show!

Come and join the Human Resources NZ (HRNZ) for this great event. We welcome both members and non-members to join us for this truly informative and interactive session amongst colleagues and peers.

About the Presenters

Caroline Silk, Legal Plus

Caroline is passionate about addressing the justice gap. She became a lawyer to see justice available for all. Caroline used to work as a partner at ABMM, the leading law and dispute resolution practise. Before that she practiced in criminal defence and general civil law. She is the immediate past president of the Taranaki Branch of the New Zealand Law Society, Te Kahui Ture O Aotearoa.

Caroline now focuses on dispute resolution, employment and criminal defence work. She is a qualified mediator and undertakes independent workplace investigations.

Sean Maskill, ABMM Solicitors

Sean is an employment and commercial lawyer who works with a wide range of clients, including Local Authorities, Crown Entities, large companies, SME’s, not-for-profits and individual employees. He enjoys working closely with employers and their HR teams to resolve difficult employment problems in a manner consistent with the organisation’s strategy and values. He has significant mediation experience and has appeared in the Employment Relations Authority, District Court, and High Court.

Sean has particular experience in collective bargaining, disciplinary processes and investigations, restructuring and redundancy, medical incapacity, raising and responding to personal grievances, bullying and harassment, discrimination, parental leave complaints, protected disclosures, and Holidays Act compliance.

This Mock Disciplinary session is facilitated by Taranaki HRNZ Branch Committee actors.


Payment is due at the time of registration. If this is difficult, please email [email protected] to request an invoice.

Cancellations & Refunds

To receive a full refund cancellations must be received by HRNZ by email to [email protected] two working days before the day of the event.

Cancellations after this time and/or 'no shows' on the day will be payable in full.

Appropriate substitutions are welcome - please email [email protected] with their details.

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