Employment Law and Workplace Discrimination

Workplace

We provide free, employment law advice, education, advocacy, representation, information and referrals to vulnerable, non-unionised employees in Western Australia (WA). 

We assist with issues such as:

• Employment contracts

• Pay, leave, and other minimum conditions of employment

• Redundancy

• Resignation (including forced resignation)

• Dismissal and disciplinary action

• Discrimination and sexual harassment

• Bullying

We also work on law reform and educating the WA community to promote a better understanding of this complex area of law. Our law reform and community legal education are informed by our clients and their experiences.

Workplace Services

 

Telephone Advice Service

Free, state-wide telephone advice service for non-unionised employees in Western Australia.

We may be able to help if:

  • You are unsure about your workplace rights;
  • You have lost your job or been dismissed;
  • You are not sure if you are a casual employee or a permanent employee;
  • You have not been paid correctly; or
  • You feel that you have been discriminated against, bullied, or sexually harassed at work.

 

Further assistance with legal documents or legal processes

Beyond the legal advice provided through our Telephone Advice Service, we have limited capacity to assist or represent clients.

We offer further assistance and case work through in-house solicitor appointments and the Evening Legal Service.

If we can offer further assistance (such as a free appointment with a lawyer) we prioritise vulnerable clients with meritorious claims who would not otherwise be able to access legal representation.

Evening Legal Service

  • 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm every Tuesday evening, except on public holidays and during the Christmas/New Year period.

 

Community legal education

We present community legal education seminars to:

  • Communities located in rural, regional and remote areas of Western Australia
  • Other community legal centres
  • Students in adult learning centres
  • High schools
  • Community groups

 

You can find more information on our community legal education page.

 

Legal research and law reform

With the support and assistance of our volunteers, we undertake substantial legal research on issues of employment law. We advocate on behalf of vulnerable employees and actively contributes to law reform in employment law and related areas such as anti-discrimination law, equal opportunity law, access to justice and human rights.

We regularly make written submissions and often appear and make oral submissions at Parliamentary inquiries.

Really great legal advice and processes. This was the most helpful and clear information I have received from any organisation. I would be happy to refer people to you.
Telephone Advice Service caller
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