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   Alison Maelzer

Alison Maelzer, Employment Lawyer, Hesketh Henry

T:  + 64 9 375 7628
M: + 64
21 375 891
F:  + 64 9 365 5428
E: alison.maelzer@heskethhenry.co.nz




Alison Maelzer provides advice in all aspects of employment law (both contentious and non-contentious), with a particular interest in health and safety, disciplinary and performance issues.
Alison was admitted to the Bar in 2001, and since that time has practised exclusively in the employment jurisdiction.  Her background includes large firm and in-house local government experience
She regularly represents clients at Mediation, and in the Employment Relations Authority, and has appeared in the Employment Court. 
Alison prides herself on providing pragmatic, business-focussed advice with a view to minimising cost and time for the client. She ensures that advice is practical, solutions-based and delivered in plain English.
Examples of work:
  • Assisting a large employer with a redundancy process affecting over 100 employees.
  • Advising an international company with regard to bullying and harassment complaints made by an employee against senior management.
  • Assisting a large company with its health and safety investigation into a work-related fatality.
  • Representing an employer in the managed exit of a senior executive.
  • Reviewing discrimination, bullying and harassment policy for a large employer, and providing training to its employees.
  • Representing an interested Union in a coroner’s request into the sudden death of one of its members.
  • Providing advice to employers and unions regarding Drug and Alcohol testing and implementation of policies.



New Zealand Law Firm Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2018-730 Individually recognised as a 'Recommended Lawyer' in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 directory.
Asialaw Outstanding 2018-Legal Directory Individually recognised "Leading Lawyer, Labour & Employment" 2018.

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