Employment Contracts

A well-drafted and considered employment contract provides clarity from the beginning of the employment relationship and can assist with managing employees and minimising workplace disputes. Employment agreements should be tailored to reflect an organisation’s brand and in a format that can be populated for multiple uses.

If you are negotiating an employment contract, whether as an employee or employer, it is important to ensure your arrangements are documented in a compliant written agreement with essential terms you understand.

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Unfair Dismissal

An unfair dismissal is one where the circumstances surrounding the dismissal make it harsh, unjust, or unreasonable, or not as a result of a genuine redundancy (where the employer no longer requires anyone to perform the role).

DKL have assisted many employees and employers manage unfair dismissal issues to reach tailored and effective solutions.

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Discrimination & Harassment

Discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace can cause significant damage to both those suffering the harassment and the workplaces where it occurs. It is critical that employers understand the types of conduct and behaviour that breach workplace laws and be proactive in addressing such matters to minimise the risk to their organisation and their employees.

Whether you are the victim of discrimination, bullying or harassment, or you lead an organisation that needs to address these issues, our knowledgeable team will work with you to protect your rights and reach tailored workplace solutions.

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Dismissal & Termination

Termination of employment can be one of the difficult realities of business. It may occur through voluntary resignation by the employee or dismissal by the employer, on the grounds of redundancy, poor performance or misconduct.

DKL can provide employers with quality advice to help understand your obligations, assist in organisational restructures, write appropriate workplace policies and assist in investigations or performance management to help you comply with policies to avoid risk.

If you are an employee and have been dismissed from your employment, and you believe the circumstances surrounding your termination were harsh, unjust, or unreasonable in some way, you may be able to take action against your employer to enforce your rights.

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Workplace Relations

Workplace relations generally refers to the interaction between employers, employees, industry associations, unions, and state bodies.

To effectively manage workplace relations, employers and employees should understand the key laws and regulations governing the workplace and enlist professional advice when necessary to help navigate the many issues that arise during the employment relationship.

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Workplace Health & Safety

Workplace health and safety incidents can have a devastating impact on injured workers, their families and co-workers, and the organisation. It is important that both employers and employees understand their obligations in upholding the health and safety of the workplace.

If you are an employee, and do not feel your needs are being protected at the office, worksite, or warehouse, get in touch to better understand where you stand – and what can be done to make you feel safe again.

If you are an employer and need help to understand your obligations or to proactively manage your workplace, contact us for assistance.

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