Employment impacted by COVID-19? Protect your rights

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If you are facing a tough situation at work, it’s important to understand your employee rights and the options that are available to you. 

New Zealand retailer The Warehouse recently announced hundreds of full-time job cuts, store closures, and wage reductions to remaining staff members. At Shine Lawyers, we have witnessed an increasing number of cases where employers are unlawfully using COVID-19 to justify operational decisions and redundancies in questionable circumstances.

If you find yourself facing a similar situation to Warehouse employees or any of the following situations or issues regarding your employment, we may be able to help you:

  •  I’ve received a COVID-redundancy and am questioning its legitimacy
  • My employer has changed the terms of my employment due to the coronavirus pandemic – including pay cuts or changes to my usual hours
  • My employer has reduced my pay without consent
  • My employer has taken a “no work no pay approach” where I have been able and willing to work.  

Expert Advice regarding your Employee Rights

At Shine Lawyers, our Employment Law team is experienced in all aspects of employment law. Whether dealing with discrimination in the workplace or wrongful termination, we will handle your claim with discretion, diplomacy, and determination to ensure your rights and your reputation are protected.

All discussions with lawyers are private and confidential.  Any discussions you have with our team will always be protected. This allows you to be open, honest, and transparent so that we can correctly advise you on resolving your claim. Our confidentiality means that there is no reason for your employer or any other person to find out about any discussions we have.

There are strict time limits that apply to employee legal claims, so if you require legal advice, you are encouraged to contact us with priority.   

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