Caroline Rieger


Caroline is an employment law expert. She leads the employment team at Morrison Kent.  Caroline acts for employers and employees and is able to see matters from both sides to provide effective and legally sound solutions to employment matters.

Caroline’s employment law experience extends to all areas of employment law including disciplinary issues, performance management, personal grievances, restructuring and redundancy, parental leave, health and safety, salary and wage issues, employment agreements and restraint of trade.  Caroline also has a strong background in Human Rights issues that arise in Employment.

Caroline is regularly appointed as an independent investigator for workplace matters and has investigated on a wide range of issues, including workplace bullying and sexual harassment.  Her reports can be relied on both when addressing employment issues arising from the conduct and in implementing changes to culture and policies if necessary.

Caroline will articulate the legal process in plain language.  She will guide you through the necessary stages, aiming to avoid lengthy disputes were possible.  However, if litigation is necessary, Caroline is an experienced litigator who regularly represents clients at mediation and the ERA.  She has undertaken the LEADR mediator training programme. She also appears as lead Counsel in the Employment Court, High Court, and the Court of Appeal. 

Caroline’s approach is to partner with her clients to provide strategic and pragmatic advice. Caroline advises a wide range of clients from national and international organisations, small to medium size businesses and individuals. Caroline has significant experience advising Early Childhood Education providers and Schools.

Caroline’s passion for employment law means she regularly presents seminars.  She is also actively involved in the NZLS – Wellington Branch Employment Law Committee and NZLS – Wellington Branch Women in Law Committee and has previously been a convenor of that committee.