Whether you are fighting an unfair dismissal, or trying to recover underpayments, or if you are making a claim of discrimination or sexual harassment, our team at Industrial Relations Claims can help you get justice.
Fighting Unfair Dismissal
Unfair dismissal happens when you are dismissed from your job in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable manner.
If you have been unfairly sacked from employment, we can help.
We can take up your case directly with your employer, and negotiate compensation, or recover lost wages, and depending on the circumstances, we might even be able to get you your job back.
If necessary, we can take your case to the Fair Work Commission or relevant court or tribunal to fight for justice on your behalf.
You only have a very short time-frame to lodge a claim for unfair dismissal, so it is vitally important that you take action by contacting Industrial Relations Claims on 1300 853 837 immediately.
Fighting a General Protections claim involving dismissal
It is unlawful for you to be sacked for exercising a workplace right, like making an inquiry or complaint about your working conditions.
It is also unlawful for you to be sacked based on discrimination, for example, getting pregnant, or being gay, or having family responsibilities.
If you believe you have been sacked unlawfully, it is important that you seek expert advice urgently by contacting Industrial Relations Claims on 1300 853 837.
For more information on General Protections involving dismissal click here: General Protections
Fighting a written warning or a disciplinary process
If you have received a formal written warning, or are subject to a management process or disciplinary action, your employment could be in jeopardy, so it is very important to seek expert advice as soon as possible.
We can advise you of your rights and obligations and what options might be available to you.
Unfortunately underpayments, or wage theft from employees is very common.
It can take the form of not being paid your correct hourly rate, or your correct penalty and overtime rates. It can also take the form of withheld superannuation, being paid ‘cash-in-hand’, not being allowed to take sick and annual leave, and even being made to pay back some of your wages to your boss.
If you are being underpaid, we can take immediate action to recover the wages and entitlements that are owed to you.
Making a claim of discrimination
Discrimination happens when you are treated less favourably because of an attribute like your race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental or pregnancy status.
You may be refused work, terminated from work, or denied a promotion as a result.
Discrimination is unlawful, and our experts can advise you how you can take action to stop it, and even receive compensation.
For more information on discrimination click here: Discrimination Claims.
Making a claim of sexual harassment
Sexual harassment is any unwanted, uninvited or unwelcome sexual behaviour, which makes a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated.
It can happen in the work environment, like an office or work site, but it can also happen anywhere that is work related, including bars and restaurants, conference centres, taxis, and on social media.
We are experts is dealing with sexual harassment claims, and can help you manage your situation, and even help you make a claim for compensation.
For more information on sexual harassment click here: Discrimination Claims.
Fighting bullying or vilification or victimisation
Bullying happens when a person or group of people acts unreasonably towards you, and that behaviour is on-going and then creates a risk to your health and safety.
Vilification happens when a person or group of people incites public hatred towards you because of an attribute like your race or religion, or sex or sexuality.
Victimisation happens when you are punished or treated unfairly because you made a complaint about your workplace conditions, or you have made a complaint about harassment, or discrimination or bullying.
We understand that if you have been subjected to workplace bullying, vilification or victimisation, you can feel vulnerable, angry, and even depressed, but please know that we can help.
Our expert team can manage your situation with sensitivity and confidentiality, and help you achieve the outcome you are looking for, whether you want compensation, or if you simply want the behaviour to stop.
Please call us at Industrial Relations Claims on 1300 853 837.
For more information on bullying and victimisation and vilification click here: Discrimination Claims.