Employment disputes

Employment law is a difficult area of law to understand. It is governed by the Fair Work Act 2009, administered by the Fair Work Commission and overseen by the Courts and the Fair Work Ombudsman. Award structures and the ability of a party to seek civil damages adds to the complexity of employment law. Invariably, disputes about the employment relationship arise. Common issues arising include disputes relating to changes to working conditions (including salary, performance management and demotion), redundancy, unfair dismissal, sexual harassment and discrimination.

Our lawyers have successfully acted for both employers and employees in all areas of employment disputes. They can assist you in:

  • understanding your rights and obligations
  • resolving disputes through discussions, negotiation and mediation
  • representation at tribunals and court