Sick staff vs employer’s rights
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It is important to understand your rights whether you are either an employee lodging an unfair dismissal claim or an employer subject to an unfair dismissal claim. We can help educate you on your rights and obligations within your particular company, tailoring our advice to suit the circumstances of your individual situation.
Your termination as an employee may be deemed unfair if it was harsh, unjust or unreasonable. A lawyer can discuss the facts of your termination with you to determine whether your dismissal was unfair. If it was unfair, we can advise you on how to approach the Fair Work Commission with your case.
Our lawyers can help you, as an employer, avoid unfair dismissal claims by having an employment contract, referencing your policies and procedures in the contract, outlining where your employees can improve and providing set times for them to improve. This can help you terminate employees without risking an unfair dismissal claim.
Many unfair dismissal claims are resolved through negotiation, although sometimes court action may be required. Our experienced team of lawyers can guide you through every step of the process from disciplinary measures, conducting dispute resolution techniques and if required, finalisation of the court litigation process.
We will be honest with you about your prospects of success, issues that arise or the commercial viability of your matter. The first time you come to see us, we will tell you whether you even need a lawyer.
Our job is not to judge anything you may have done. Our job is to guide your matter and actions moving forward to give you the best possible outcome for you, both legally and personally.
We will hear not just what you want to achieve, but why you want to achieve it. We will tell you what you need to do to achieve the outcome you are after, legally, practically and emotionally.
Your matter doesn’t finish once a court order has been made. We will stay on your matter right up until all of the outstanding issues have been dealt with and the court orders are complied with.
Forge Legal’s employment lawyers are specialists in all areas of employment law and can assist you with all labour law matters.
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