It’s natural that some people don’t get along.
More often than not, we spend more time at work than at home. Work colleagues can become good friends and if you’re lucky, more like family. But that’s not always the case.
As an employer, an unhappy employee can be cancerous, detrimental to staff morale and even worse, adversely affect your bottom line. It’s best that you seek advice before terminating an employee. If you haven’t done that and the horse has already bolted and it's been suggested that you've done it unlawfully, then it’s even more important you seek advice. Early intervention will save you money.
As an employee, if you are subject to what you believe to be wholly unsatisfactory conduct at the hands of someone else (either directly or indirectly), then you should do something about it. Work is supposed to be enjoyable, not torture.
The need for well drafted employment contract is vital as this document sets out the framework in which the employment relationship is regulated. We can assist both employees and employers navigate the rabbit hole of employment law by preparing and reviewing employment agreements.
General employment advice
Do you know your employment rights and obligations? Knowing your rights and obligations in employment law is key. Whether you’re an employee or an employer we can assist you in navigating the ever-evolving landscape of employment law.
Unpaid wages claims
Employment law is complex. Without fully understanding your employment law obligations, you put your business at risk, including unintentionally underpaying employees. We can assist you in understanding the law and meeting your obligations.
Redundancy is occasionally an unavoidable reality in the world of business. We help you understand your legal obligations when making an employee redundant and help you protect your business from any potential unfair dismissal claims.
Adverse actions and workplace rights
Seeking legal advice before taking any action against an employee is highly recommended. Talk to us. We can help.
Unfair dismissal and wrongful termination
It’s important to follow the rules about dismissal, notice and pay. If you get this wrong, it could end up costing you more than you think.
Effective dispute resolution should be considered, implemented and adopted. There should be a dispute resolution clause in your employment contracts and if not, then typically the applicable award provides one.
Bullying and harassment claims
If you think you’ve been victimised, humiliated, intimidated or threatened, then seek early advice. Everyone has the right to feel safe at work.
Fair Work Commission hearings
Be it a conciliation hearing or full hearing of the complaint, being legally represented can benefit you and increase the prospects of a more favourable resolution being reached.