My sister is working in NZ as a veterinarian and is very very unhappy in her workplace. She wants to quit but her

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Customer: Hi there, my sister is working in NZ as a veterinarian and is very very unhappy in her workplace. She wants to quit but her contract sayd she needs to give 3 months notice. They are bullying her and she is worried about her mental health. She would like to quit straight away. What are the legal ramifications if she breaks this contract and doesn't give 3 months notice?
JA: Has your sister discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?
Customer: She has bought up her concerns about not feeling supported in her workplace with her boss. Her boss hasn't made any positive changes to help her. She wrote a formal letter to her boss outlining her concerns. She hasn't talked to a lawyer.
JA: Is the workplace "at will" or union? Is the job hourly or salaried?
Customer: She is on a salary. There is no union. She is a memeber of the Veterinary Surgeons Board
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No that is all
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Hi, I’m John Melis, solicitor, and I am in Australia. I know you have a lot of choices, and there are various ways to move forward. May I suggest that you consider the following steps:

As your sister is an Australian citizen, your sister can just cancel the contract on immediate notice stating that she needs to return to Australia. Your sister will not suffer any repercussions on that basis as she's returning to Australia.

Would you like to consider this option?

Please let me know how you go with your sister's resignation from the workplace.

​I can hear your concern and your voice, and if you follow the steps I’ve suggested above, it will give you a direction to go.

Please let me know if you have any more questions.

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