Solicitor

Bridget Perkins

LLB (Hons) / BA
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Bridget is a solicitor in the Employment Law Team.

Bridget studied at the University of Auckland and obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics and International Relations.

She first worked with Hesketh Henry as a summer clerk at the end of 2021.  In February 2023, she re-joined the firm in the Employment Law Team. Bridget was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court in November 2023.

Her particular interests are privacy and human rights issues in employment, having written her dissertation on the same topic with a specific focus on out of work conduct and the use of social media and surveillance technology.

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Is working from home still working?
There are conflicting views on whether working from home is effective. Research conducted by Massey University at the end of 2023 found that around 40% of workers were doing hybrid work. This was an i...
23.05.2024 Posted in Employment
New year, new government, new policies: what’s on the cards for employment law in 2024?
As we have been known to say once or twice (okay, maybe every year!) employment law never stands still. New governments can also spell major change, and this time is no exception. As you will likely h...
14.02.2024 Posted in Business Advice & Employment
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How much do you earn?
The Employment Law Team explore the legality of pay secrecy clauses in employment agreements and whether any changes may be on the horizon in a recent Legalwise Insights article.  Read the article he...
30.11.2023 Posted in Employment
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Health and Safety: The Consequences of Dishonesty
Siddhartha Gautama said that lies are like huge, gaudy vessels, the rafters of which are rotten and worm-eaten, and that those who embark in them are fated to be shipwrecked.  Two remarkable health a...
03.11.2023 Posted in Employment & Health & Safety
Time is money – availability provisions in employment agreements and the requirement to compensate
What happens when an availability provision is non-compliant because it does not allow for compensation, but the employee is not “required” to work additional hours?  Can the employee still be sa...
21.09.2023 Posted in Business Advice & Employment
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“For every dollar a Pākehā man makes…” – the latest development in addressing gender and ethnicity pay gaps
Mandatory reporting systems that would require businesses to report their gender pay gap might be on the (distant) horizon.
16.08.2023 Posted in Employment
FGH v RST the Sequel: Navigating mental health in employment processes
Mental health matters are complex and navigating those matters during performance or disciplinary processes can be difficult for both parties.  In an unusual twist, the Employment Court (Court) was a...
15.08.2023 Posted in Business Advice & Employment
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