Employment Disputes

Employment Dispute Lawyers in Melbourne

Employment law is complex and there are different ways to handle each dispute.

There are various aspects to consider. As with any legal disputes, you should always obtain advice from an experienced employment lawyer skilled in employment law.

Clear legal advice on your situation will provide you with clarity as to the options available and the best way you can resolve your dispute.

There are many factors affecting the outcome. A properly prepared and presented case usually increases your chance of success or, at the very least, reducing your loss.

We advise and assist clients with a range of workplace disputes. Our employment dispute lawyers have proven results in representing both employers and employees.

We regularly handle claims for both employees & employers in employment disputes such as:

  • unfair dismissal or wrongful termination;
  • underpayment disputes;
  • bullying & harassment;
  • employment / contractor contract clause interpretation and dispute resolution;
  • general protections claims or adverse action claims;
  • representation at Fair Work;
  • summary dismissal;
  • sham contracting claims & defence;
  • termination (including lawful dismissals and redundancies);
  • enforcement / breach of restraint of trade (also known as non-complete) obligations;
  • Worksafe investigations; and
  • Fair Work Ombudsman investigations & prosecution.

Whether you are an employer or an employee, we can provide you with expert advice about all types of employment matters.

Some employment disputes can be resolved amicably. Often, however, the end of the employment relationship is inevitable.

For Employees

We act in a wide range of employee disputes with their employer. We understand both parties’ perspectives and can provide advice and help negotiate an early and satisfactory settlement.

For Employers

We consider the commercial sensitivity and reputational factors arising from a dispute. This is where experience plays an important part.

There can often be great risks to employers if their case is unsuccessful. Payouts, penalties, legal costs and potentially a referral to the Fair Work Ombudsman for investigation can result. It is important not to underestimate the amount an employee could be awarded. Employees can be awarded substantial financial compensation in unfair dismissal claims or particularly general protections claims.

The way in which employment disputes are handled can have a legacy effect in your business by affecting your other employees as well.

Further to protecting you in your current employment dispute, we can provide advice to help prevent further disputes from arising. Reviewing your employment contracts and agreements and Human Resources practices are key to limiting your exposure as an employer.

Jurisdictions we can help with.

We are a law firm, based in Melbourne, and our employment law team can provide advice for any employment law matters and disputes across Australia.

We have a deep understanding of the processes of Fair Work Commission and Federal Courts that oversee this area of law. We also regularly deal with matters and investigations from the Fair Work Ombudsman.

It is important to obtain advice quickly if you receive any communication from the Fair Work Ombudsman’s office. It is wise to get legal advice and respond carefully to any requests. The Ombudsman has wide ranging powers and can apply substantial fines and penalties.

Call us on 1300 907 335 to speak directly to one of our employment lawyers about your dispute. You can also complete the online enquiry form and we will get back to you shortly.

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Our Locations

Melbourne CBD

Level 15,
440 Collins Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000


Level 33,
264 George Street,
Sydney NSW 2000


Level 8,
1341 Dandenong Rd,
Chadstone VIC 3148


Level 2,
311 Lonsdale St
Dandenong VIC 3175


Ground Flr,
435 Nepean Hwy
Frankston VIC 3199


Level 1,
441 South Road
Moorabbin VIC 3189


Ground Flr,
84 Hotham St,
Preston VIC 3072


Level 5,
12 Clarke Street
Sunshine VIC 3020