I can provide legal advice to you if you have been sexually harassed at work and want to discuss your options which may include:

  • Reporting the sexual harassment to your employer and negotiating a private settlement.

  • Reporting the sexual harassment to a government agency such as the Ministry for Business, Employment and Innovation, WorkSafe or the Human Rights Commission.

  • Filing legal proceedings in the Employment Relations Authority. 

All consultations can be undertaken over video meeting software Zoom or at my office in the Auckland CBD. If you're based out of Auckland that's no problem as I am used to working remotely for clients. 

I also undertake independent reviews on behalf of organisations where reports of sexual harassment have been made. 



Following the media coverage on employee sexual harassment at law firm Russell McVeagh in 2018 I set up a #metoo blog for all employees in the legal profession to share their own experiences of sexual harassment. The blog received widespread media coverage and was viewed over 50,000 times. I went on to speak at a range of conferences and events and regularly appeared in the media to advocate for changes to reporting and investigation processes. For this work I was a finalist in the volunteer category of the Stuff 2018 Women of Influence Awards. You can read the #metoo blog here.


To enquire about a consultation and fees email me at contact@zoelawton.com

Employment Law