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Unfair Dismissal and General Protections Claims

Under current Australian legislation, terminating an employee requires considerable planning and preparation on the part of the employer. The law and tribunals expect employers to terminate employment fairly: that is, to have a good reason for the termination, and to give the employee procedural fairness in the termination process.
At Coleman Greig we have many years’ experience in representing employers, and employees, in proceedings before the industrial tribunals and the discrimination authorities. We can provide expert advice that will minimise the risk to your business of an unfair dismissal or adverse action claim and represent your interests if the need arises.
We can: 
  • Provide quick, effective and easy to understand advice, as an employment issue arises 
  • Highlight risk areas for you, and suggest ways of dealing with particular circumstances 
  • Advise the most appropriate ways to manage poor performance, misconduct or redundancies 
  • Provide up to date information on employee entitlements and payments required upon termination 
  • Represent your business in conciliation conferences and advise how best to present your case 
  • Effectively represent your business in the courts and tribunals.

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Unfair Dismissal and General Protections Claims - 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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