Rebecca heads the firm’s Employment National Practice Group. 

Experienced in all aspects of employment law, her expertise includes advising on restructures, personal grievance claims, restraints of trade, privacy, holiday pay compliance, cultural reviews and workplace investigations, disciplinary, and performance management processes.

She provides commercial and pragmatic advice on employment law matters to clients in a range of sectors, including health, dairy, education, local government, banking, building, retail, and forestry.  She has further developed her expertise through secondments in the banking and building/construction sectors.

Rebecca regularly attends mediations and represents clients in the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court. 

A trusted advisor, Rebecca is known for her responsiveness and quick turnaround.  

Rebecca is a trustee of the Fletcher Building Employee Education Fund and is also a columnist for BusinessDesk. 

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Work Highlights

Personal grievances/Litigation

Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora

Successfully obtaining urgent without notice injunction against employee and others to prevent the unauthorised disclosure and release of confidential information (Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand v Young).

Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora - Te Toka Tumai Auckland

Successful strike out application in the High Court for judicial review of a Human Rights Review Tribunal decision; successful opposition to applications for leave to appeal in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court (Singh v Auckland District Health Board).

Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora - Counties Manukau

Successful defence of unjustified dismissal claims (Khatri v Counties Manukau District Health Board; Sun v Te Whatu Ora - Counties Manukau).

Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited

Successful defence of claims for unjustified dismissal and a reinstatement claim, in respect of breaches of health and safety, and food safety quality policies (Hakopa v Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited).

Fletcher Distribution Limited

Successful defence against an application to join Fletcher Building Limited as a controlling third party to proceedings involving one of its subsidiary entities (Jackson & Ors v Fletcher Distribution Limited).

Industrial Relations

Advising on collective bargaining processes and strategy and attending collective bargaining as part of an employer’s bargaining team.

Providing urgent and strategic advice on strikes (including issues in relation to replacement labour and communications strategy).

Fletcher Concrete and Infrastructure

Application for declaration before full bench of Employment Court that historical clause in a collective agreement conferred an unlawful preference on union members.


Appeal by former employee in Court of Appeal in respect of alleged discrimination on the grounds of status as Union Delegate and Health and Safety Representative.

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