What Constitutes a Workplace Dispute?

A workplace dispute can cause severe issues amongst employers and staff and is a very stressful issue to deal with alone. The good news is that Queensland law includes many provisions to protect employees so an attorney will be capable of offering help, no matter your issue. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at the common forms of workplace disputes and their legal claims.

Contractual Dispute

Employment contracts exist to protect the rights of workers and employers. Having signed contracts in place, with clearly defined procedures for handling complaints and resolving disputes, minimises the risk of conflict.

If a contract is unclear or if you feel that your contractual rights have been ignored, a legal case can be the optimal means of reaching a resolution. At Brisbane Injury Lawyers, we can offer many forms of alternative dispute resolution which find solutions in many of these case variations.

Unfair Dismissal

Unfair dismissal can apply to you if your employment is terminated by your employer or if you are forced to resign due to your employer’s actions. Your dismissal can be considered ‘unfair’ if it was harsh, unjust or unreasonable, and not a case of genuine redundancy. When you pursue a claim for unfair dismissal, the ultimate goal can be either reinstatement or compensation for loss of earnings.

Work-Related Injury Claims

Reputable injury lawyers specialise in work-related injury claims, whether you:

These claims are usually caused by an employer failing to provide a safe working environment for their employees, often directly resulting in injury. Your employment contract will state that appropriate safety procedures and policy must be followed by the employee and the employer. If your employer hasn’t held up their half of the bargain, then it’s time to contemplate pursuing legal action.

Employment Discrimination

Discriminatory conflicts arise from personal prejudices acted upon by employers and colleagues, often stemming from a lack of equal opportunities provided by the company as a whole.

Workplace discrimination regularly results in heated conflict and if you feel discriminated against, it’s important that you talk to a lawyer as soon as possible to avoid any further emotional or financial hardship. Discrimination claims can often be settled out of court through the use of alternative dispute resolution processes.

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