Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying

The Employment Law team at Coleman Greig can provide expert assistance with the full range of human resources, workplace and industrial relations issues.

Developing up-to-date and effective workplace policies for businesses of all sizes is one of our strengths and we can assist you with ensuring your policies in the areas of discrimination, harassment and bullying are up-to-date and implemented, as well as providing advice and representation with regard to their enforcement.
We can assist with: 
  • advising on possible discrimination issues 
  • advising on or drafting policies to minimise risks associated with discrimination, harassment or bullying 
  • advising how to avoid risks of claims of discrimination in connection with other issues such as termination of employment or implementation of workplace change, 
  • representing you with respect to discrimination, harassment and bullying allegations or proceedings, including conciliation processes and litigation, if required.

For more information, or to make an appointment at one of our offices, please select from the below.

Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying - Our Clients

Coleman Greig’s team of experienced employment lawyers provides quality advice and representation to a diverse range of clients. These clients include family businesses employing less than fifty staff members, through to subsidiaries of multi-national organisations with hundreds of employees, public and privately owned companies. 
Our employment and OHS experts have earned an enviable reputation over the years. Working closely with clients from a range of industry sectors, the team provides quality advice that ensures compliance with relevant legislation, and expert representation in the Courts and Tribunals when required.
We currently act for clients from fields as diverse as banking and finance, local government, franchising, retail, manufacturing, building and construction, professional services, food and hospitality and the not-for-profit sector.
"Coleman Greig take a much broader and longer term perspective approach to their client base, helping solve issues which may not be great revenue raisers for Coleman & Greig but assist in cementing our relationship on a longer term basis."

Michael Biddle, Managing Director, Capital Safety

"Imation ANZ would like to thank Coleman Greig for the sound uncomplicated advice we have received over the years. It really makes a difference knowing we can reach out and be assured to receive timely sound advice from you. Also, the very informative and enlightening Workshops and Seminars we attend help ensure the running of our business in a compliant manner."

Bernadette Strang, APAC Region HR Coordinator, Imation ANZ


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