Employment Disputes

Most people spend a lot of their time at work.

As a result, it is understandable that the workplace is an area where disputes frequently arise.

Employment disputes tend to fall into three main areas:

  • Disputes over pay and superannuation
  • Disputes over unfair dismissal, termination of employment and redundancy
  • Disputes over employee or employer misconduct.

If you find yourself in an employment dispute, whether you are an employer or an employee, it is important that you get advice as quickly as possible in order to protect your interests.

The techniques of alternative dispute resolution are often particularly effective in resolving workplace disputes. For that reason, you should ensure that you are represented by a lawyer who is skilled in mediation and conciliation, rather than by a workplace relations consultant or a human resources professional. In addition, if the dispute turns litigious, you need to have access to someone who understands the details of your case, can give you the best possible legal advice and has experience in advocacy.

At ACA Lawyers, we are familiar with the provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and take a pragmatic, commercial and strategic approach to all employment disputes. If necessary, our experienced litigators can also represent you in the Fair Work Commission, as well as in all other courts and tribunals.

We are well equipped to assist with the following issues:

  • Breach of contract
  • Unfair dismissal and adverse action
  • General protections
  • Underpayment of wages and entitlements
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment and bullying
  • Restraint of trade
  • Protection of intellectual property and confidential information.

We can also help you to set up systems and procedures that help to prevent these kinds of issues emerging in the first place.

We act for businesses of all sizes, financial institutions, government agencies, public sector companies and not-for-profit organisations. We also act for managers, senior managers and executives involved in employment disputes.


Are you involved in a workplace dispute? Would you like to talk to a lawyer with experience in employment law? If so, please call Steven Lewis [link to: Steven Lewis bio] on +61 2 9216 9898 or email him at info@acalawyers.com.au.