COVID-19 Help Page

Kingsford Legal Centre runs specialist employment law advice clinics. We offer both daytime and evening employment law appointments. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused problems for people at work through losing their job, having to work from home or having their work or hours changed.  If you have been dismissed, are having problems at work, or are not sure if what your employer is asking you to do is correct, you can contact us to see if we are able to give you advice.  This page gives information about your rights at work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Employment Rights & COVID-19

 

Kingsford Legal Centre gives advice to people about problems they are having with their landlords or real estate agents. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed peoples’ circumstances, whether through unexpectedly losing their job, having a reduced income or not being able to move into the accommodation that they had signed a lease for. If you are having issues with your landlord or you have questions about your lease or tenancy rights, you can contact us to see if we are able to give you advice about your tenancy problem. This page gives information about tenancy law during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tenancy and Covid-19

The Tenants Union of NSW webpage  has up to date information on tenancy and COVID-10 in their Renters Guide to COVID-19, available in 7 community languages

Kingsford Legal Centre specialises in discrimination law. We give advice on most discrimination law problems to residents of New South Wales.  We can give advice if you think that you have been treated unfairly because of protected attributes such as your race, disability, age, sex or carers responsibilities. This includes advice in sexual harassment matters. If you feel you have suffered unlawful discrimination you can contact us to see if we are able to give you advice about what has happened to you.  This page gives information about discrimination law during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Disability Discrimination and COVID-19

Race Discrimination and COVID-19

Kingsford Legal Centre provides free and confidential legal advice in areas relating to domestic violence, such as discrimination, victims support, Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders and family law advice.  We can also give you referrals to other services that may help you.  You can contact us to see if we can give you legal advice about the issues you are facing.  This page gives information about domestic violence laws during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Legal Aid Commision NSW has an up to date fact sheets about COVID-19 and Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders

Kingsford Legal Centre provides limited advice about Powers of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship, wills and other important legal documents.  Due to the government measures in response to the COVID-19, some of the laws about witnessing documents have changed.  We do not provide a service to witness documents.  If you need to sign documents and you are not sure how to do that due to COVID-1, you can find information about this here. You can also contact us to see if we can give you an appointment to give you advice about your situation.

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In response to COVID-19, public health laws have been put in place which give the police new powers. These include the power to issue new on-the-spot fines if you breach public health laws.  If you need advice about fines that you have received, you can contact us to see if we can give you an appointment about this.  This page gives information about police powers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Redfern Legal Centre's fact sheet no. 7 - NSW COVID-19 Public Health Laws and Police Powers gives up to date information on police powers during the pandemic.

Due to government restrictions on travel and gatherings, many people have had to change their plans or cancel services, or have had these things cancelled for them.  If you need advice about problems that you have had with goods and services, you can contact us to see if we can give you advice. 

 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has made changes to the social security system.  If you have applied for a social security payment and you have been told you are not eligible, and you disagree or don’t understand the decision, you can contact us to see if we are able to give you social security law advice.  This page gives information about social security law during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Welfare Rights Centre NSW webpage has up to date fact sheets on issues such as JobSeeker & COVID-19; COVID-19 and Centrelink; Claiming a Payment during COVID-19;  and Disability Support Pension & COVID-19.

Kingsford Legal Centre acknowledges the Gadigal and Bidjigal Clans, who traditionally occupied the Sydney Coast.
We respect those Elders, past and present, and thank them for allowing us to work and study on their lands