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Workplace disputes - Why you need a lawyer
Outlining rules of conduct for employers and employees
It is important that both employers and employees understand the rules of conduct. If all parties within a workplace are educated on what is and isn’t allowed, this prevents the likelihood of disputes arising. A lawyer can discuss the conducts outlined in your workplace so you are informed when making future decisions to prevent workplace disputes.
Undertaking investigations of serious misconduct
If you believe serious misconduct has occurred during a workplace dispute, it is important to reach out. A lawyer can sit down with you and discuss the issue and investigate further into the issue to see if disciplinary action is required. We can also design performance review procedures to ensure that workplace disputes are properly managed.
Helping you resolve workplace disputes
Workplace disputes are an increasingly common issue for employers and employees. Consideration as to how each dispute is handled can be the difference between solving the matter amicably and peacefully or the business being forced to become involved in costly and drawn out litigation. We can provide prompt, strategic and commercial legal advice to make a significant difference in the resolution of workplace disputes.
Representing you in dispute resolution processes
If the workplace dispute is unable to be resolved internally within the business, we can help by representing the involved parties in any dispute resolution processes. We will aim to ensure you understand the dispute resolution process before even beginning, to give you the best possible chance of solving the dispute before you need to take the matter to court.
Representing you in court
If workplace disputes cannot be resolved through dispute resolution, the matter will have to be taken to court. Facing the court is a stressful process that can be made easier by being represented by a lawyer. We have decades of experience facing the court and can fight for your best interests to achieve the outcome that will positively benefit you.
Frequently asked questions
- Breach of contract claim;
- Unfair dismissal claim;
- General protections claim;
- Unlawful discrimination claim; or
- Bullying and harassment claim.
- Clashes of personalities;
- Bullying or harassment;
- A breakdown of communication;
- Conflicts over pay or workload;
- Competition between employees; and
- Breaking rules and policies.
- Businesses and their partners;
- Managers and their employees;
- Employees and contractors; and
- Employers and contractors.
1. The employee meets with their supervisor and discusses the issue.
2. If the dispute is not resolved, they will discuss the matter with senior management.
3. The dispute is not resolved, the employer will refer the dispute to a more senior officer of the organisation.
4. If the dispute is not resolved, the employer will refer the matter to a mediator for assistance in resolving the dispute.
Why choose us
We will tell you the truth at all times
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.
We will respect you and your situation
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 listen and understand your needs
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.
We will stand by you all the way
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.
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