Employment Law

There are rules about the way in which an employer must treat their employees at work. These rules are set out in different documents, like State Awards and your employment contract.

Often people who have been injured are the subject of Workplace Bullying and Harassment and can be Unfairly Dismissed. When these issues arise, we may be able to help you with a claim for worker’s compensation.

Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Bullying at work takes many forms and can have serious consequences to your health. Anyone can be subjected to bullying, regardless of their position or seniority. If you have suffered an injury due to bullying at work, you may have a claim for workers' compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions
Workplace Bullying and Harassment

A worker is bullied at work if another worker or group repeatedly behaves unreasonably towards them. It is irrelevant that the bullying was unintentional.

Keep a record of the bullying and make a complaint. If things don’t improve, get legal advice. If you’re feeling anxious or depressed, see your doctor and consider lodging a claim for workers’ compensation.

Yes, if you have suffered an injury due to bullying in the workplace you can make an application for workers’ compensation.

Unreasonable behaviour can be verbal abuse, unjustified criticism, exclusion from workplace activities, threats to sack or unreasonable setting of tasks and deadlines.

Unfair Dismissal

Unfair dismissal occurs when you have been terminated from your employment based on false or incorrect allegations, you were dismissed because of an injury, you were forced to resign by your employer or you were terminated for redundancy but your position was filled by another employee.

Frequently Asked Questions
Unfair Dismissal

Dismissal means that your employment is terminated at the instigation of your employer. Dismissal also includes the situation where you resign because of your employer.

Constructive dismissal means you resign from your employment because of the behaviour of your employer and feel you have no alternative other than to quit.

Yes, if you have suffered an injury or because you have been unfairly dismissed you may have a claim for workers’ compensation. If you have been unfairly dismissed due to injury or because you have lodged a claim for workers’ compensation after a work injury, then we will be able to help you with a claim for compensation for your injury.

There is a strict 21 day time limit to make a claim for unfair dismissal.

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