Free help with your Employment Court case

Auckland Community Law Centre has an independent advice service for people representing themselves in the Employment Court in Auckland with unjustified dismissal or unjustified disadvantage claims.  The service is open to people who cannot afford legal support, although in some cases it can help people on higher incomes. 

If you are eligible, you will be offered a one-hour appointment with a volunteer lawyer for advice on your case.  The service doesn’t offer representation in hearings but you may be eligible for further appointments to address new issues as they arise.   There is no cost for the service.

The service has a drop-in clinic every week.  This is a chance to discuss whether the service might be able to help you, and to help you work out if you should challenge your Employment Relations Authority determination.  The Clinic is held:

  • On Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:30pm
  • At the Employment Relations Authority (Level 10, 280 Queen Street, Auckland).

You can also contact the service on:

  • (09) 377 9449
  • employment@aclc.org.nz

If you want help, it’s a good idea to contact the service as soon as possible and well before any deadlines you may have.  If you appear eligible for the service, you will be asked to complete an application form.