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Employment Dispute Lawyers

Welcome to BlackBay Lawyers, a specialist commercial and litigation law firm with a team of experienced lawyers that specialize in employment law, with a particular focus on employment disputes & employment litigation. We assist clients in all stages of litigation proceedings related to employment, including employment disputes, discrimination claims, wrongful termination suits, and compliance with employment regulations. Our comprehensive approach to employment law includes providing expert legal advice and representation in court, mediation, arbitration, and other dispute resolution forums. As experienced litigators, we are uniquely positioned to provide our clients with tailored solutions to employment disputes and conflicts. 

Employment Dispute Lawyer

Wrongful Termination

Wrongful termination refers to a situation where an employee is dismissed from their job in a manner that violates the terms of their employment contract, contravenes anti-discrimination laws or breaches public policy. When an employee is wrongfully terminated, they may have grounds for legal action against their employer. Wrongful termination claims can be brought either individually or as a class-action lawsuit, and can result in compensation for lost wages and other damages, such as emotional distress or reputational harm.
 

At BlackBay Lawyers, our team of experienced employment lawyers can provide legal representation and advice to employees who believe they have been wrongfully terminated. We can help employees to understand their legal rights, assess the strength of their case, and navigate the legal process. Additionally, we can advise employers on how to avoid wrongful termination lawsuits by providing guidance on the proper handling of employee terminations, drafting effective employment contracts, and ensuring compliance with relevant employment laws and regulations.
 

Our aim is to ensure that both employers and employees are aware of their rights and obligations under employment law and that they are able to resolve disputes in a fair and amicable manner. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated or if you would like advice on how to avoid wrongful termination lawsuits, please contact our team of employment lawyers today.

Practice Area - Employment Law

Employment Dispute Lawyers

Welcome to BlackBay Lawyers, a highly-regarded employment disputes and litigation law firm that provides expert legal services in all aspects of employment law. Our experienced team of lawyers specializes in employment disputes & litigation and offers comprehensive legal solutions to protect your interests. As skilled litigators, we take a holistic approach to solve disputes and protect against future conflicts.

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Victoria-Jane Otavski

Partner

Victoria-Jane Otavski - Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Victoria-Jane is a leading litigator and a celebrated Australian employment lawyer with a significant employment litigation practice. She serves as the primary counsel for many of Australia's eminent corporations on all employment-related cases.

Victoria-Jane boasts over 15 years of experience in employment litigation. She possesses a deep understanding of the intricacies of employment law, recognizing the need to balance client interests while ensuring workers' rights and corporate responsibilities are met.

If you require an Employment Litigation Lawyer, reach out to our team below.

Greg Leather

Partner

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Greg is a veteran litigator with an expansive practice in employment litigation, solidifying his reputation as a trusted counsel for numerous renowned Australian corporations.

Across a two-decade-long career, Greg's refined comprehension of employment law combined with his adeptness in areas like workers' rights, employment contracts, and workplace discrimination, makes him uniquely qualified to deliver both strategic and comprehensive legal services to clients.

If you're in search of an Employment Litigation Lawyer, get in touch with our team below.

Justin Carroll

Partner

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Justin is an employment disputes partner with global experience, having practiced in the Middle East, the UK, and Australia. Justin's practice mainly revolves around workplace rights, employer obligations, insurance coverage related to employment, and employment-related claims.

Justin has represented clients in both state and federal court proceedings in Australia as well as in arbitral proceedings under the ICC, LCIA, and DIAC rules.

His clientele encompasses insurers and insureds, litigation funders, company directors, professionals, and small to medium enterprises.

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Special Counsel

Gosia Klus

Isabella Orlic - Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Associate

Isabella Orlic

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Associate

Julie Mehrdawi

Yianni van Gelder - Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Graduate at Law

Yianni van Gelder

Our Approach

At BlackBay Lawyers, our purpose is to empower our clients to overcome their legal challenges with confidence that not only achieve positive results but also foster growth, innovation, and success

 

We do this by providing exceptional legal solutions that combine the expertise of the best legal talent with cutting-edge technology. Our team is comprised of specialists in Commercial, Regulatory, Employment, and Defamation Litigation.

 

We are dedicated to delivering the highest level of service in a holistic manner.

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Meet The Team 

Our employment law team combines decades of experience in the legal industry with countless successful outcomes. Together with our leadership, we have built one of the most renowned teams of employment lawyers in Australia.

How we work with you
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Dedicated Consultation
We begin all of our engagements through a focused consultation
  • Dive deep into your unique legal situation and background.

  • Outline your legal objectives and desired outcomes.

  • Establish your priorities and preferences in legal matters.

Employment Disputes FAQ

Common Types of Employment Disputes & Litigation Cases

Employment litigation can arise from a wide variety of disputes between employers and employees. If you are an employer or employee who is involved in an employment dispute, it is important to have experienced legal representation to protect your rights and interests. BlackBay Lawyers is a leading commercial and litigation law firm that specializes in employment litigation. Our experienced team of employment litigation lawyers has successfully represented clients in a wide range of employment disputes.

  1. Discrimination Claims: Discrimination claims can arise from any number of situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, and harassment. Our employment litigation lawyers are experienced in representing clients in discrimination claims related to age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and other protected characteristics.

  2. Harassment Claims: Harassment claims can include sexual harassment, racial harassment, and harassment based on other protected characteristics. Our lawyers have experience in handling harassment claims, including conducting investigations, negotiating settlements, and litigating cases.

  3. Retaliation Claims: Retaliation claims can arise when an employer takes adverse action against an employee in response to the employee engaging in protected activity, such as reporting discrimination, harassment, or other illegal activity. Our lawyers can assist you in filing a retaliation claim and help you understand your rights.

  4. Wage and Hour Claims: Wage and hour claims can arise when an employer fails to pay an employee the appropriate minimum wage or overtime. Our employment litigation lawyers are experienced in representing clients in wage and hour claims, including class actions.

  5. Breach of Contract Claims: Breach of contract claims can arise when either an employer or an employee fails to comply with the terms of an employment contract. Our lawyers can help you understand the terms of your employment contract and can represent you in a breach of contract claim.

  6. Wrongful Termination Claims: Wrongful termination claims can arise when an employee is terminated for illegal reasons, such as discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. Our lawyers can assist you in filing a wrongful termination claim and help you understand your rights.

  7. Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Claims: Trade secret and confidentiality claims can arise when an employee discloses confidential information or trade secrets to a competitor or other third party. Our lawyers can help you understand your rights and can represent you in a trade secret or confidentiality claim.

  8. Whistleblower Claims: Whistleblower claims can arise when an employee reports illegal or unethical activity by their employer or other employees. Our lawyers can assist you in filing a whistleblower claim and can help you understand your rights.

  9. Defamation Claims: Defamation claims can arise when an employer or employee makes false statements that harm the reputation of another person. Our lawyers can represent you in a defamation claim and can help you understand your rights.

  10. Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims: Retaliation claims occur when an employer takes adverse action against an employee in response to the employee’s lawful and protected activity. This can include actions such as firing, demoting, or otherwise punishing the employee. Whistleblower claims occur when an employee reports unlawful activity by an employer or co-worker, and the employer takes adverse action against the employee in response. BlackBay Lawyers can help employees who believe they have experienced retaliation or whistleblower retaliation by providing legal representation and guidance.

  11. Workplace Safety Claims: Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment for their employees. Workplace safety claims can arise when an employee is injured on the job due to unsafe working conditions. BlackBay Lawyers can help employees who have been injured on the job by providing legal representation and guidance on how to file a workers’ compensation claim and/or pursue legal action against the employer for failing to provide a safe work environment.

  12. Underpayment Claims: These claims arise when an employee believes they have not been paid properly for their work, including claims for unpaid wages, overtime, and other compensation. BlackBay Lawyers can help employees who believe they have not been paid properly by their employer by providing legal representation and guidance on how to pursue legal action against the employer for wage and hour violations.

At BlackBay Lawyers, we have a team of experienced lawyers who specialize in employment litigation. We provide comprehensive legal solutions for all types of employment litigation, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims. Our lawyers have a deep understanding of the laws and regulations related to employment litigation, and we use this knowledge to provide our clients with expert legal advice and representation.

Our approach to employment litigation involves providing our clients with personalized and proactive legal solutions that are tailored to their specific needs. We work closely with our clients to understand their situation and develop a legal strategy that best meets their goals. Our goal is to help our clients achieve the best possible outcome in their case, whether through negotiation or litigation.

If you are facing an employment litigation case or have questions about your legal rights as an employee, contact BlackBay Lawyers today. Our experienced employment litigation lawyers can provide you with the legal guidance and representation you need to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

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Make an enquiry

If you are looking for an experienced and expert legal team to assist with your employment disputes matter, trust us to provide you with the legal guidance and representation you need to achieve a positive outcome. Contact BlackBay Lawyers today to schedule a consultation.

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