We are passionate about making sure that workers receive fair pay and conditions. Our lawyers have experience representing workers in relation to unfair dismissals, workplace discrimination and underpayment of wages.

If you are experiencing difficulties at work, then we can offer advice and representation both in the workplace and in courts and tribunals to resolve those difficulties. We charge affordable rates in recognition that working people shouldn’t be put under any unnecessary financial pressure.

Unfair Dismissal

If you have been terminated from your employment, you may be entitled to make a claim for reinstatement or for compensation. Strict timeframes apply to make an unfair dismissal application and you should obtain legal advice as soon as possible.

Underpayments

Being underpaid at work is more common than you might think. Your employer might be paying you below minimum wage, or by paying you lower weekend, overtime and leave entitlements. However, working our how much you have been underpaid can be difficult.

Most workers are covered by an enterprise agreement or award, which sets out the minimum conditions of employment for an industry, like retail or hospitality, or a workplace. It can be tricky and you often need to do a lot of work to figure out what agreement or award you’re covered by, and then calculate what you’re entitled to. For that reason, it’s best to get expert advice as soon as possible if you think you’ve been underpaid.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace can include unwanted or unwelcome sexual behaviour which makes the victim feel humiliated or intimidated. It often takes the form of:

  • Unwanted or unwelcome advances
  • Intrusive questions
  • Inappropriate comments
  • Physical contact or assault
  • Explicit messages or emails
  • Indecent exposure
  • Stalking

If you have been a victim of sexual harassment, you may be entitled to make a claim.

Workplace Discrimination

Discrimination can occur in a workplace when an employer takes adverse action against a worker because of their:

  • Race
  • Colour
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age
  • Psychical or mental disability
  • Marital status
  • Pregnancy
  • Religion
  • Political opinion

If you have been subjected to workplace discrimination, you may be entitled to make a claim.

Adverse Actions / General Protections

It is unlawful for an employer to take adverse action against a worker because that worker has a workplace right, which they have either exercised or intend to exercise. The adverse action an employer may take include:

  • Dismissing the worker
  • Not giving a worker their entitlements
  • Changing a worker’s job to their disadvantage
  • Treating a worker differently to others
  • Offering a worker unfair terms and conditions or a sham contract

If you believe that your employer has taken any adverse action, you may be entitled to bring a claim and should seek legal advice as soon as possible.