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It's a Journey...We are here to guide you.
Affordable Advocacy across New Zealand
Our role as an employment advocate partner means we are responsible for constantly finding practical and pragmatic solutions that are adapted specifically for you.
1. Let's Review
Our understanding advocate will review your case details with you.
2. Settling your case
Settlements can happen at any stage of the process, and we can help find what's right for you.
3. Mediation, ERA & Employment Court
We can advise you at any stage of the way.
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No Win - No Fee
Our Services are available across New Zealand
- Unfair Dismissal
- Employment Agreements
- Sexual Harassment
- Latest Outcomes
- Advice on Agreements
- Monthly Corporate Updates
- Advocacy through processes
Why our clients recommend us
We are grateful to have helped guide a growing number of clients through employment disputes.
Very thankful for Richards help. Lovely person to deal with, great communication & made the process very clear & quick to deal with. Would recommend Richard to anyone needing help regarding their employment situation. Many thanks!
Richard represented me in an unfair dismissal case and couldn't have been more happy with the outcome. Great communication and easy to work with. I would 100% recommend for any legal help.
They got me a settlement/payout when a competitor told me I had no case. Thanks Anderson's Advocacy.
Fantastic! Richard reeally knows the law . He listens and is very professional definitely gets results .
Richard has represented me for the second time with great success, regarding an employment matter while I was overseas dealing with my late mother's funeral and estate.
Richard is first class at what he does and I would personally recommend his services to both employers and employees. Richard is great with communication and dedicates himself 100% to his cases.
Richard was extremely professional when dealing with my situation. He is very knowledgeable & helpful. I wouldn’t hesitate to use his services again in the future. I can’t speak highly enough of his skill set & highly recommend him.
Thank you Richard for your support and help during my ordeal. Would highly recommend this man for his passion in his work. Felt very comfortable working with you.
We Are Advocates not Lawyers
What is the difference between an employment advocate and an employment lawyer?
While both employment advocates and employment lawyers provide support and representation for employees facing employment-related challenges, there are some differences between the two. Employment advocates are typically non-lawyers who offer advice, support, and representation for employees and employers in mediation processes and employment court. They may have specific expertise in employment law, but they are not qualified to provide legal representation for clients in courts outside of the employment court. On the other hand, employment lawyers are qualified legal professionals who specialize in employment law. They provide legal advice, representation, and advocacy for employees and are qualified to represent clients in courts beyond the employment court.
It's worth noting that both employment advocates and employment lawyers can provide valuable support and representation to employees facing employment-related challenges. The choice between using an advocate or a lawyer may depend on individual circumstances, such as the complexity of the case, the specific services needed, and the available resources.
What services do employment advocates offer?
Employment advocates offer a range of services, including:
- Providing advice on employment-related issues
- Assisting with negotiations and mediation with employers
- Representing employees in disputes, such as disciplinary or dismissal proceedings
- Providing support and guidance for employees who are experiencing harassment, discrimination, or bullying in the workplace.
Who can use the services of an employment advocate?
Any employee who is experiencing challenges or issues in the workplace can use the services of an employment advocate. This includes employees who are facing disciplinary proceedings, have been unfairly dismissed, are experiencing harassment or discrimination, or who have other employment-related concerns.
Benefits of using an employment advocate
over an employment lawyer
New Zealand Employment advocates may be more affordable than lawyers, especially for low-income employees or those without legal insurance. Some advocates offer their services for free or at a reduced cost, while lawyers typically charge an hourly rate or a flat fee
Access to services
Employment advocates may be more accessible in New Zealand than lawyers, as they are often based in community organisations or trade unions. This can be particularly helpful for employees who may not have easy access to legal services or who may feel intimidated by the legal system
Employment advocates may provide more holistic support to employees, beyond legal advice and representation. They may offer emotional support, referrals to other services, or assistance with navigating government agencies or other organisations.
Employment advocates may be able to offer more flexible services than lawyers, such as meeting with clients outside of regular business hours or offering support over the phone or online. This can be particularly helpful for employees who may have busy schedules or who may not be able to travel to meet in person.
While employment lawyers in New Zealand have specialised legal training, employment advocates may have more specific expertise in employment issues such as workplace harassment, discrimination, or other employment-related challenges. Advocates may have a deeper understanding of the specific issues faced by employees and may be better equipped to provide tailored support and advice.