At PCL Lawyers, we advise and act for employers of all sizes, as well as employees, in litigating or mediating employment disputes. We recognise that each employment relationship and each workplace dispute is different and requires attention to detail to achieve the best outcome.
Our lawyers assist employers and employees in a range of employment disputes including:
We represent both employers and employees in a range of employment matters. Employees, executives and employers require professional representation and we can assist in a range of jurisdictions from the Fair Work Commission through to the Federal Court of Australia, including appeals.
We also can assist and provide clear advice on proceedings commenced by the Fair Work Ombudsman and in discrimination matters.
We have extensive expertise in resolving unfair dismissal matters and general protections claims.
Our experience also extends to all manner of industrial relations matters, including collective bargaining and jurisdictional matters.
If you are an Australian or international employer, we can provide expert advice on compliance with Australian employment law.
Our employment litigation lawyers are often asked to advise on and resolve disputes involving independent contractors or labour hire arrangements. We frequently advise on entitlements, including where contractors may accrue eligibility for superannuation or other benefits.
In our experience, employment disputes are better prevented than being allowed to escalate. We assist employers of all sizes to prevent disputes by advising on processes, procedures and legal compliance. With the services of a nationally accredited mediator experienced in workplace mediations, PCL Lawyers can contain disputes before they escalate and often preserve the employment relationship.
If you are a senior or executive employee, we can provide you with a range of advice relating to your employment or remuneration issues. It is often prudent to obtain legal advice prior to signing an employment contract and as soon as you feel an issue arise. This may support you in the first instance to negotiate and quickly resolve the issue yourself. If negotiations fail, we can offer further support and representation as required.
Some disputes can involve alleged misconduct, professional negligence, or other reputational issues. It is important to seek advice to ensure that your rights are protected. We have extensive experience in handling a range of disputes and litigation matters that intersect with employment law such as professional negligence, defamation and professional conduct disputes.
Employment issues can be complicated when you remain employed or have ongoing relationships with your former employer. Our employment lawyers take a considered approach and can assist in a variety of options, foremostly to ensure you are well advised of your legal rights and entitlements.
Many employment lawyers will offer employees no-win no-fee and this benefit must be considered with the downside risk that you will ultimately not be in control of your matter and when you settle. Often, lawyers who offer this option take a standardised cookie-cutter approach, rather than a tailored service focussing on your specific goals and needs. This may not be suitable for many employees who wish to control the spend and decide on the ultimate outcome. At PCL Lawyers our service is tailored to suit and benefit each client.
At PCL Lawyers we do not offer a no-win no-fee service. Rather, we take instructions from our clients and they have the ultimate control over the direction of their matter. We provide professional advice and have a proven track record when it comes to employment disputes.
If you are considering your options to pursue an employer for unfair dismissal or general protections claims we can assist and provide you with clear and reliable legal advice. The right advice from the beginning can be extremely valuable in resolving or succeeding in your claim.
Joanna Shaft of PCL Lawyers is outstanding in her knowledge of the law and is incredibly proactive and helpful. I had immediate positive results with her assistance in retrieving my rental bond in full, from an unreasonable and unruly landlord. Joanna was able to do in a day what the rental tribunal couldn’t do in several weeks. Utmost professionalism, attention to detail, care and concern for clients, and very reasonable costs. I highly recommend Joanna’s representation and the services of PCL Lawyers.
I would highly recommend the team at PCL Lawyers and Roland in particular. He helped me through my case and was thorough and communicated well at all times. His experience shows, especially when the going gets tough! Thanks again Roland for a job well done!
I brought on PCL Lawyers and Joanna Shaft to deal with a fairly complex property dispute. I found Joanna to be professional at all times and was happy with the advice and recommendations given. I achieved the legal outcome I was seeking and would certainly use PCL Lawyers again in the future.
Excellent Service provided by the team. They helped me to resolve my case. I would highly recommend everyone Litigation Lawyers Melbourne.
Working with PCL lawyers and specifically my lawyer has been very satisfactory. They are professional, respectful and friendly. Management of my case has given me the reassurance and confidence to progress my case. Details have been explained at all stages.
I would happily recommend them.
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