Extended timeframe to place PG for sexual harassment

Employees now have more time to consider lodging a personal grievance claim for sexual harassment in the workplace. 

Coming forward to report sexual harassment can be difficult, and it is common for victims of sexual harassment to wait a long time before coming forward, if at all. The purpose of the Act is to allow victims of sexual harassment more time to consider what has happened before deciding whether they wish and feel safe to raise a personal grievance.

Employees are still able to alternatively raise a claim for harassment under the Human Rights Act 1993, instead of raising a personal grievance claim.

Read more here:https://www.employment.govt.nz/about/news-and-updates/sexual-harassment-personal-grievance-time-now-12-months/