Reliable Assistance in All Employment Law Issues

The employment law team at Atkinson Vinden Lawyers understands these real life issues, and so whether we are assisting companies in getting the best out of their staff, or providing advocacy for an employee who feels aggrieved, we take a practical approach that looks for workable solutions for all.

Employers

Our specialist Employment lawyers can assist your company with advice in relation to the following types of matters:

  • Employee work performance – including discipline and conduct issues
  • Redundancy and termination of employment
  • Enforcement of restraint of trade restrictions and post-employment obligations
  • Drafting employment contracts and workplace policies
  • Workplace investigations
  • Sexual harassment, bullying, and discrimination
  • Unfair dismissal and general protections claims
  • Litigation – Fair Work Commission, federal and state courts and tribunals
  • Advice on Modern Award coverage and compliance
  • Industrial relations and enterprise agreements
  • Fair Work Ombudsman investigations and complaints

Consciously developing a positive workplace culture is key to good staff retention and achieving the best outcomes from staff – which we can help with. As well as providing comprehensive employment advice, we are happy to come to your business and provide in-house training sessions on a  range of workplace and human resources issues. We also make ourselves available for business clients to provide ongoing or “running” advice on any number of workplace issues as they arise, so that workplace problems or concerns  can effectively be “nipped in the bud” and handled before things escalate and get out of hand.

Employees

Defending Your Employment Rights?

Our career is a big part of how we define ourselves. When things go wrong at work, it can create enormous stress, and can also colour how we feel about life in general. Our work performance usually reflects how valued we feel, and the degree of autonomy and purpose we have in our job.

We advise on the following types of matters for individuals:

  • Employment contracts and workplace entitlements
  • Restraint of trade and post-employment restrictions and obligations
  • Maternity leave and
  • Redundancy and termination of employment
  • Unfair dismissal and general protections claims
  • Bullying, sexual harassment, and discrimination
  • Disciplinary and performance management and conduct issues.

Where needed, we take matters to the Fair Work Commission or other courts and tribunals. The process starts with a face to face meeting, where we talk about all of the issues, and devise together a plan to get things resolved.

Litigation has the potential to be expensive, and in the employment law area, most jurisdictions will not award legal costs.  This means that it is rarely in the interests of either the company or the employee to be tied up in lengthy court action. Our focus in this area is on mediation and resolution. If it is impractical for the employee to return to a workplace, such as when workplace relationships are too damaged, we help negotiate settlement payouts, so that a mutually acceptable resolution can be found, and each party can move on.

We are open to negotiating fixed fee arrangements which may assist with your cash flow planning and being upfront about costs at all times. For more information about how we charge for services, watch our video below.

We have particular experience in this area, and our team consists of Partner, Rod Berry, Senior Solicitor, Andrew Crowley and solicitor, Victoria Quayle.  We look forward to assisting you with your enquiry.

In our employment law pages, we have detailed information on unfair dismissal, discrimination, employment contracts, post-employment restrictions (restraint of trade clauses), employment entitlements, maternity leave, redundancy and termination of employment and fraud.  Click through to read more, email us, or call our team on (02) 9411 4466.

Meet our Employment Law Team

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