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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.

Clinic Details:

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: or 09 302 5344

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