Regardless of your industry, workplace disputes are an increasingly common issue for employers and employees to face. Consideration to how each dispute is handled can be the difference to whether the matter resolves amicably and peacefully or whether the business finds itself involved in costly and protracted litigation. Receiving prompt, strategic and commercial legal advice can make a significant difference in the resolution of workplace disputes.
It is more and more apparent in this day and age that the law seems to favour the employee rather than the employer. To this end, disgruntled employees and former employees have a variety of tools available to ensure they continue to consume your time, resources and money, even after they have left your employ. Dependant upon the decisions you make and the processes you follow regarding workplace disputes, you may find yourself confronted with a:
- Breach of contract claim;
- Unfair dismissal claim;
- A general protections claim;
- Unlawful discrimination; or a
- Bullying and harassment claim
Forge Legal’s Employment Law division has a broad range of experience in advising and advocating on behalf of employers in relation to countless situations and different types of workplace disputes. In these situations, we are available to provide you with the necessary and timely advice and advocacy to protect your interests. Our team has decades of experience undertaking investigations of serious misconduct, assisting with disciplinary processes for employees and outlining rules of conduct for senior employees. We customise performance review procedures for your business to ensure that workplace disputes are properly managed and assist in the implementation of disciplinary action were necessary.