Whether you are an employer or employee, it can be a good idea to work with an employment lawyer to ensure you are protected from a variety of issues that often arise in the employment space. This can include health and safety, workers compensation, discrimination, employee entitlements, or unfair dismissal concerns.
Yes, we can! Whether you are an employer or an employee, Butlers Business Lawyers can review your employment contract to ensure that it protects your interests. We can also draft an employment contract from scratch. This might be a good option for you if you are a new employer, or if you are looking to update your existing employment contracts to meet new Fair Work requirements.
Different employment claims have different limitation periods. A claim for unfair dismissal must be brought within 21 days from the date of dismissal. Other claims have longer time frames, but these vary depending on the precise cause of action. Some claims have as long as a 6-year limitation period. It is always a good idea to contact an employment lawyer to help you assess your options.
Before deciding to manage an employment claim without legal advice, consider the potential gain or loss you might be facing. While you can manage an employment claim yourself, you might not recover as much as you are entitled to, or you might be ordered to pay more damages than you otherwise would. We recommend engaging an employment lawyer if you are not expertly acquainted with your legal obligations, rights, and entitlements.
You will first be assigned to one of our employment law experts, who will listen to your concerns and help you work through your options. We will prepare some preliminary advice for you, where we will outline your rights and obligations, and help you understand your next steps. Depending on your unique circumstances, we will tell you what you may be able to claim compensation for, how much compensation you may be entitled to, how best to protect yourself against future claims, or how to mitigate financial loss. If needed, we can also manage dispute resolution and court proceedings.