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Cullen - The Employment Law Firm is a specialist employment law firm with a wide range of employer and employee clients. We have acted for employer clients from both the public and private sectors, and for individual employees.

22 March 2017

Huge damage has been caused to governments and private organisations by employees or contractors downloading or stealing information, often top secret.

KGB spy Kim Philby copied a considerable amount of the British Government's secret intelligence in the 1960s but it was nothing compared to what he could do today.  More ...


8 March 2017

 World famous jewellery brand Tiffany & Co is being sued for allegedly discriminating against an employee on medical grounds.  More ...


1 March 2017

The number of fraud stories being reported by the media at present must have employers wondering how they can prevent this happening to them. One of the best methods of doing so it to undertake thorough screening before employing anyone.

A striking recent fraud case is that of 30 year old Miramar woman, Jenna Davidson, who used a corporate credit card to defraud Wellington Airport of $40,000 while working there. She then went on to work for ACC and used the same method to defraud the government agency of $40,000.  More ...


22 February 2017

The generation of baby boomers are now reaching retirement age in huge numbers, increasing interest in ageism and age discrimination cases.

There has been an extraordinary development in the United Kingdom. Over 200 UK judges joined together and brought a claim against the Ministry of Justice for unlawful age, race, and sex discrimination and for equal pay.  More ...


20 February 2017


We are very proud of our energetic team’s participation in Wellington’s recent Round the Bays event. Four ran the half marathon race, one ran the 10km race and one walked the 6.5km event. Our participants ran fast for the firm!

The women scored the best times in the half marathon, completing it at 1hr 44mins and 1hr 53mins. All involved enjoyed the event and are looking forward to the challenge again next year


16 November 2016

We are pleased to welcome back Senior Associate Sarah Cates who has returned from sabbatical in Colombia, South America.

Sarah spent a year accompanying local human rights advocates and lawyers and carrying out international observation of the human rights situation in Colombia for Peace Brigades International. She has written two articles about her work for Law Talk, in August 2015 and August 2016.


Sarah pictured talking to a human rights advocate and member of AHERAMIGUA, an organisation accompanied by Peace Brigades International


Cullen - The Employment Law Firm is one of only eleven law firms in New Zealand approved to provide employment law services to Government and the public sector.

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