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Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying
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Workplace bullying and harassment rates are comparatively high in New Zealand. These events can have devastating consequences for affected employees and are often difficult for businesses to resolve.

Businesses often place an emphasis on formal investigations to resolve complaints, however, this emphasis can interfere with alternative and potentially more effective actions. This webinar offers the perspectives of an employment lawyer and a clinical psychologist on these issues, and is designed to inform your provision of clear, practical, and robust advice to your clients regarding these problems.

In particular, the webinar will cover:

  • Legal framework regarding bullying
  • Issues arising from the default investigative approach
  • An alternative framework
  • Practical advice for resolving bullying complaints.

Learning objectives

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Be more conversant with the legal framework regarding bullying and issues with the default investigative approach.
  • Have a greater knowledge of an alternative framework and deciding the appropriate track to take.

Who should attend

All lawyers who give employment law advice to their clients.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenters is available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge

For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Use the multiple registration button below or Click here


  • Webinar 11.00am - 12.30pm, Wednesday 9 February 2022
  • Registration closes  - 3.00pm, Tuesday 8 February 2022

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Webinar 9 February
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Cartwright Calum 83x96 Calum Cartwright
Mahony Horner Lawyers, Wellington

Until recently Calum was a Senior Associate at Cullen – The Employment Law Firm. Since Cullen joined Mahony Horner Lawyers Calum has continued his practice of employment law there. He is experienced in all aspects of employment law and is regularly involved in resolving bullying complaints for both employers and employees.

Cooney Emily 83x96 Dr Emily Cooney
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Clinic, Wellington

Emily is a clinical psychologist, with over 20 years’ experience working with adults, adolescents and families across a wide range of problems. She provides individual therapy to adults, clinical supervision and training workshops. Emily uses cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) to support people to get the life they want.

She is a senior lecturer and CBT course director at the Otago School of Medicine at Wellington, and an assistant clinical professor adjunct at the Yale School of Medicine. Emily’s research is in trauma, family violence, and suicidal behaviour.


Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

You may cancel your registration eight working days in advance of an event, and you will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee. If you cancel less than eight working days in advance of the event, no refund is payable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. If you wish to do so you must advise CLE in writing of the change. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to close registrations, and, cancel or reschedule an event as necessary. Where an event is cancelled by CLE, a full refund is payable.
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