Associate-Web-Banner.png

Be your own employment advocate.

 

STEP ONE

Establish your claim/s

The first step is to understand the claim/s that you want to bring against your employer, and consider the evidence that you have to prove "on the balance of probabilities" your claim/s.

You can read about various types of claims on my blog. You can also find some useful material on the Employment NZ website, and in Community Law's online manual. Honestly, you can find a lot of information on Google: just make sure you're relying on information published by trusted brands.

 

STEP TWO

Prepare your claim

Once you have established your claim/s, you'll want to start the process of raising this with your current or previous employer. You may firstly wish to utilise MBIE's early resolution process, which is designed to assist employees before raising a personal grievance. You can read more about this here.

If you want to formally raise a claim, you are welcome to use any of the templates below. I have provided notes in red to assist you in completing these documents to a high standard.

You should familiarise yourself with the the dispute resolution process, which you can read about here. You should also read this article to understand the risks of progressing a claim.

 

BULLYING CLAIM TEMPLATE

Download this document to assist you in drafting a bullying complaint to provide to your employer.

PERSONAL GRIEVANCE TEMPLATE

Download this document for an easy to use template for raising your personal grievance and/or other claims.

GUIDE TO MEDIATION

This document outlines the mediation application process, and provides information on how to prepare for mediation with your employer.

You can apply for mediation here.

ERA APPLICATION

Download this document for an easy to use template for filing an application at the Employment Relations Authority.

You can submit your application here.

BRIEF OF EVIDENCE TEMPLATE

Download this document for an easy to use template for completing your own briefs of evidence for your Investigation Meeting at the Employment Relations Authority.

GUIDE TO SUBMISSIONS

Download this document to assist you in drafting your legal submissions.

 

STEP THREE

Review your documents

It is important that you have an independent person review your documents before you submit them. The aim is to have any person read your document and understand the facts and the problem. 

I am available to read, review and provide advice on your documents for only $50 + GST per review. My role is not to strictly proofread, but rather to ensure that you have sufficiently articulated and identified your legal claim/s. 

If cost is an issue, you can attend a free drop-in session at your local Community Law Centre  or Citizens Advice Bureau. If you are a hospitality employee, you may contact Raise the Bar

 
ATA-Website-Fixed.png

Ready for Representation?

If you've progressed this matter as much as you can, but feel that you need representation, you may want to consider contacting Ashleigh the Advocate to discuss representation options.

 
Associate-Text.png

CONTACT US

Thanks for submitting!