How we can help?

We can:

  • Advise about your rights and obligations, available legal options, the pros and cons of legal proceedings and potential costs and outcomes;
  • Draft or review necessary documents;
  • Conduct negotiations or advocate on your behalf; and
  • Fight your legal battles to secure a practical outcome.

Here are some examples of the types of scenarios that we can help with:

  1. I have been offered a new job but have to sign an employment contract that I don’t fully understand and I am concerned about what might happen in the future if I do so.
  2. I have been with the employer for some time and they have now given me a new contract to sign that I don’t fully understand and I am concerned about how the contract will affect my existing rights and entitlements.
  3. I am looking at taking a job overseas and have been given a proposed contract document setting out the terms of my employment. I need to ensure that all of my rights are protected and know what might go wrong.
  4. I have been asked to sign a confidentiality agreement at work. I need some advice on the effects this will have if I leave and get a job somewhere else or want to set up my own business.
  5. My contract says that I may be entitled to bonuses or commissions if I reach certain targets. I believe that I have reached those targets but have not received any confirmation from my employer of any bonus I will receive. I need some advice about how strong a claim to bonuses/commissions I have and how I should pursue it.
  6. I am having a disagreement with my employer about certain conditions of my employment. I don’t want to lose my job but I want to raise the issue with my employer and see if we can work through it. How do I do this?
  7. I have been given a letter of allegations by the employer or a letter advising that an investigation is to be conducted into an incident at work in which I was involved and I am not sure of my legal rights or what I should do.
  8. I had to take leave recently to go to the funeral of a close relative. My employer is saying that I am not entitled to be paid for my time off. Is that true?
  9. I have just been sacked and I want to find out whether I have any rights to compensation or reinstatement to my job.
  10. I am considering leaving my employment and going to work for a competitor but there is a restraint provision in my contract. I need advice on what it means and whether it is enforceable.
  11. Another employee has made an allegation against me which my employer is investigating. I have been asked to provide a response and think I need some advice about how serious my situation is and how to word my response.
  12. I have had to leave my employment due to illness, looking after my family or other pressing reason. I have worked for this employer for more than 7 years. Do I have any right to pro rata long service leave and how do I pursue it?
  13. I am being harassed at work by one of my supervisors. I have put up with it as long as I can and need advice on my legal options.
  14. I went for a job interview recently and wasn’t successful. I think the employer may have discriminated against me. Can I do anything about it?
  15. I feel that I am being forced out of my job because my employer thinks I am too old. Can I do anything about it?
  16. I have made a complaint of discrimination against one of my bosses at work and feel that I am now being victimised because of the complaint I made. Can I do anything about it?
  17. A complaint of discrimination has been made against me. I need some advice about the legal process and how I can defend the allegations and what the possible outcomes might be.
  18. I believe that I have suffered discrimination in the provision of a service to me. I would like to know what my rights are.
  19. I am being bullied by a supervisor in the workplace. I don’t know why they keep picking on me. What can I do about it?
  20. I have made a complaint of discrimination and I have been to a conference which has not been successful in resolving my complaint. I now want to take my complaint further. How do I do this?