Have you been Fired, Sacked or Dismissed on the Spot?
This just shouldn’t happen under New Zealand Employment Law.
If your boss has fired or sacked you without warning you are likely to have a case and we can arrange to talk with your employer about a financial settlement or represent you at mediation or employment court.
The experience of losing your job is likely to be an unpleasant one and you will likely be very upset. We are great listeners, and you will feel better for picking up the phone and getting some expert help.
Do you need an Employment Lawyer? We do have an Employment Lawyer on our team who you can hire at an hourly rate. However we have a mixture of Employment Lawyers and Advocates, our whole team are Employment Law Experts, so you will be in good hands.
One of the biggest differences between lawyers and advocates is the way they charge for their services. Advocates can work on a contingency fee, which is commonly referred to as “no win – no fee”. This means if we take on your case we will charge you a percentage of any payout you receive. If you lose the case, you pay nothing.
We are Employment Advocates. We only get paid if we win your case. This means we need to be selective about the cases we take on. It’s absolutely free to call us and discuss your situation.
80% of cases are resolved prior to or during mediation.
If you are unsure whether or not you have a case just give us a call to discuss your situation.
Note: If you were violent or very abusive in the workplace, an employer is very likely to be justified in firing you and asking you to leave immediately, and it is unlikely we will be unable to assist.
Phone us on 0800 NO WIN NO FEE (0800 669 466) or fill in our form.
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My experience with WorkLaw has been both positively uplifting and financially successful. My need for a fair and impartial advocate was necessary after the company I worked for exceeded their boundaries and I was left without a job and with no real understanding of how things could have gone so wrong and so quickly. WorkLaw were sympathetic to my situation and I immediately realised that with their legal knowledge and their support I had a real chance of being treated in a much fairer manner than I had previously experienced. And so it proved to be. WorkLaw entered into negotiations with the company which had dismissed me unjustifiably and within a few minutes of discussion the expertise of my advocate, Ken Usmar, convinced them of their legal responsibilities and their attitudes changed completely. Once Ken had promoted my case and my concerns to the business involved it was plain sailing. An agreement was made and I was paid a settlement amount along with certification for the years that I had been employed by the company and I haven't looked back. My experience with WorkLaw not only provided me with a fair and reasonable financial settlement without the need to proceed to Employment Court, but also restored my faith in a system which is designed not to hinder but to assist employees when they have not been treated lawfully. My recommendation to anyone who finds themselves in an employment situation that requires knowledge, understanding, and expertise : contact WorkLaw - they can, and will, help. My appreciation for their assistance is very high. Regards, Shayne Lyons. (Waihi)