New Zealand Law
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If you gave notice that you wanted to finish at the end of your contract, and they have decided to cancel the contract prematurely, they have no grounds to do so. That is a breach of contract on the part, because if your contract was due to expire and you said you did not want to renew the contract, you have an absolute right to do so. On the other hand they cannot just cancel the contract. In this situation you should tell them that they must either pay you out or continue until 9 October, but that if they do not do either option, you will sue them for a breach of the contract for the month of lost income. You would be able to bring a claim in the Disputes Tribunal, where you do not need a lawyer. But the first step is to tell them that they must either pay you out or continue, or you will bring the claim.