New Legal Advice Clinic - Employment Relations Authority
Auckland Community Law Centre is celebrating International Workers’ Day (1 May 2019) by launching a free legal advice clinic at the Employment Relations Authority.
“Employment is a priority area of law for us,” says Darryn Aitchison, General Manager, Auckland Community Law Centre. “Secure employment and a reliable source of income is a mainstay of family well-being. When employment issues arise, cash-flow is often disrupted and families start to suffer. Having access to justice is a crucial way of making sure workers’ rights are upheld.”
The new clinic is open to unrepresented people involved in Employment Relations Authority proceedings. Auckland Community Law Centre can help these people:
Decide whether to bring a claim
Fill out the application form
Prepare their case
Comply with all the ERA rules
Present their case in the best way
“Litigating for yourself is too difficult for most people,” says Mr Aitchison. “Lack of support acts as a barrier, and stops people bringing legitimate cases. This reduces accountability and undermines people’s rights. This service is a small step in reducing those barriers.”
The new clinic compliments an existing clinic at the Employment Court. No appointment is necessary. There is an eligibility test.
1:30-4:30pm (Every Wednesday)
Employment Relations Authority
Level 10, The 280 Centre
280 Queen Street, Auckland
If people cannot make the clinic they can contact the service at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 09 302 5344