Jodi Sharman is a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team and specialises in Employment Law.
Jodi joined Hesketh Henry and was admitted to the Bar in 2008, and has since gained considerable experience in working with employees, employers and unions on a range of employment law matters and litigation issues. Jodi has appeared in the Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court, District Court, High Court and frequently attends mediations.
Jodi enjoys the people factor in employment law and being involved in the employment issues facing clients who operate in different industries and professions. She brings a pragmatic approach to legal issues with a focus on client communication and delivering practical and commercial outcomes.
Examples of work:
- Assisting a multinational employer to restructure its New Zealand operations, including the redundancy of a large number of employees
- Representing an employer in the managed exit of a senior executive
- Reviewing discrimination, bullying and harassment policies for a large employer, and providing training to its managers and employees
- Advising employers on their employment law obligations when acquiring or selling a business
- Drafting and enforcing restraints of trade for employers in competitive industries
- Successful defence of a personal grievance claim: Lim v Kerrick Industries Ltd  NZERA Auckland 102 and Lim v Kerrick Industries Ltd  NZERA Auckland 27
- Litigation that ensured compliance with a collective agreement: Corrections Association of New Zealand v Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections ERA Auckland AA488/10, 18 November 2010
- Successful litigation regarding the coverage clauses of multiple collective agreements: Aviation and Marine Engineers Association Inc v Air New Zealand Ltd  NZEmpC 172 and Aviation and Marine Engineers Association Inc v Air New Zealand Ltd  NZEmpC 99 and Air New Zealand Ltd v Aviation and Marine Engineers Association Inc  NZCA 172
- Successful litigation regarding a restructure and breaches of a collective agreement: Corrections Association of New Zealand v Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections  NZERA Wellington 56