The Employment Relations Act 2000 is failing in its aims to:
PROMOTE AFFORDABLE REPRESENTATION
The Employment Relations Act 2000 allows non-lawyer representatives to act in the employment law jurisdiction. This increased options for affordable representation: however, without regulation, advocates fees are becoming unfair, unreasonable and analogous to that of a trained lawyer.
The employment relationship is a human relationship. It involves human issues, and the purpose of the Employment Relations Act was to place a “strong emphasis … on the prior resolution of problems by the parties themselves.”
However, the systems and institutions are often too difficult for the standard employee to navigate.
PROMOTE ACCESS TO JUSTICE
The Employment Relations Act 2000 introduced:
… a range of services, bodies and judicial institutions designed to support good faith and the overall objectives of providing informal, accessible and effective means of problem resolution that, in turn, are intended to support and enhance ongoing employment relationships where possible.
"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." - Edward Everett Hale
My advocate mentoring programme is designed to assist aspiring employment law advocates into becoming the next "Ashleigh the Advocate," who similarly aim to provide professional representation with ethical pricing options.
My employee mentoring programme is simple: I will provide you with the tools you need to raise a claim yourself for free.
If you require assistance throughout the process I can read, review and provide advice for a nominal fee.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
In being "Ashleigh the Associate" I aim to continually publish information to assist people in learning about the rights and obligations in employment law.
In these blogs I will discuss potential claims under the Employment Relations Act, the Holidays Act, the Wages Protection Act and more.