How we can help you
If you are an employee who has been wrongfully dismissed, discriminated against at work or not paid the wages you are owed – you may be wondering what your options are.
Employment disputes can be complex and frustrating to resolve. There are several types of disputes that can arise in the workplace. We can help you understand what action is needed to resolve them so that you can make an informed decision about how best to proceed with your case.
In general, employment is one of the most important elements in terms of a person’s financial situation and standard of living. It is also one of the most expensive aspects of running a company. Finding oneself in need of an employment lawyer is the last thing that any entrepreneur or employee wants to experience.
If employment issues arise, it might be an emotional and financial burden, with large compensation for damages possible.
To represent you and your best interests, you will almost certainly need an experienced employment lawyer.
What is Employment and Industrial Law?
Employment and industrial law govern employers’ and employees’ rights and responsibilities Australia-wide. These laws serve to regulate employment-related matters, including conditions, industrial relations, discrimination in the workplace, and more.
Employment law is multifaceted, but its goal is to ensure fair and equitable workplace conditions for all parties involved. Whether you are an employer, employee, understanding the laws governing your actions helps you maintain your rights and meet your obligations in the workplace.
When Should You Hire Our Brisbane Employment Lawyers?
Our employment lawyers have experience with a range of workplace disputes, some of which may lead someone to take legal action.
Whether you’re an employer or an employee, here are a few scenarios where hiring an employment lawyer might be necessary:
Breach of Employment Contracts
Whether you’re drafting an employment contract or you’re an employee unsure about the terms of your contract, employment lawyers at Victor Legal can provide the advice required to ensure the contract adheres to Australian law.
Restraint of Trade
Restraint of Trade clauses are intricate provisions that can dramatically affect your professional trajectory. Often buried in the depths of employment contracts, these clauses can limit not only the kind of work you engage in during your tenure but also shape your career moves well after you’ve moved on. The implications can span across industries, regions, and timeframes.
Our specialised legal team is proficient in dissecting such clauses, understanding their broader ramifications, and providing a robust defence for your rights. We don’t just interpret the law; we advocate passionately for your future aspirations and ensure that your professional path remains as unrestricted as possible. Let’s unravel these challenges together, safeguarding your interests and ensuring your career remains in your control.
Unfair Dismissal Claims
If you believe you have been unfairly dismissed, our employment law team can assess your situation, advise you on your employment rights, and represent you before the Fair Work Commission.
Workplace Discrimination or Harassment
If you believe you’re a victim of discrimination or harassment in the workplace, our professional legal team can guide you on documenting these incidents, filing a complaint, and potentially bringing a claim.
Unpaid Wage Disputes
If you believe you’re not receiving the correct pay or entitlements, or if you’re an employer and you’ve been accused of such, our lawyers can help you understand your rights and obligations and provide strategic advice.
Contractual disagreements can often be clouded by layers of complex terms and nuances. Our team, well-versed in Australian legal standards and practices, is committed to deciphering the intricacies of your agreement, its implications, and addressing your specific concerns.
Our specialised contract dispute legal services not only provide guidance but also advocate robustly on your behalf, ensuring your rights are effectively upheld. Trust us to navigate these complexities – where your interests are comprehensively understood and resolutely prioritised.
Representation at Court or Tribunal
Although employment law is primarily enforced by Commonwealth legislation (including the Fair Work Act), there are frequently state-based problems as well. This might range from protections given by state legislation to employment contract issues, which may apply different court rules in each state. That is why having the right legal representation to assist you to navigate the employment law system can be beneficial.
If you have been subject to unfair dismissal, discriminated against or treated unfairly at work and would like to raise an employment dispute, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible so that we can assess your individual case and give you the best chance at a successful outcome.
For all your workplace law enquiries and practical advice, contact our employment lawyers in Brisbane today to schedule a consultation. We will fight for you and protect your rights.
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