Independent workplace review

What is going to be covered by the independent workplace review?

The terms of reference provide detail on what the review will cover - which is a review of any concerns or allegations that relate to sexual or racial harassment, discrimination, bullying or misuse of drugs and alcohol that is inconsistent with an inclusive workplace culture at MediaWorks.

The period the review will look at is between March 2018 and March 2021. 

Why three years?

This is the recommendation of Maria Dew QC. Maria considers it the most appropriate time length, as it enables her to collect sufficient information for a robust and thorough review of past and current culture, and yet also in a timely manner.

Who can be involved in the review?

Both current and former MediaWorks staff can be involved in the review. 

It is an opportunity for past and current MediaWorks people to confidentially share information about their experiences, concerns and suggestions for improvement. 

Personal information collected as part of the review will remain confidential.

How can I be involved?

Participants can register their wish to be interviewed, during the 14 day period up to 11 April 2021. If you would like to be interviewed, please contact Maria via an external confidential email: mediaworks@mariadew.co.nz during this period to register your interest.

Who is Maria Dew QC? 

Maria Dew QC is a senior barrister based in Auckland, specialising in employment law.

Maria has more than 30 years legal experience, and was appointed as a Queen's Counsel in 2018. She has conducted similar reviews, investigations and inquiries for a wide range of public and private sector organisations including Lyttelton Port Company, the New Zealand Labour Party, the State Services Commissioner, New Zealand Hockey, district health boards and a range of publicly listed and privately owned companies. Maria is also Convenor of the New Zealand Law Society’s Employment Law Committee and Deputy Chair of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.

Further details can be found here.

Related documents:

Term of reference for the independent workplace review

Independent workplace review FAQs