Perth, Western Australia
(08) 6186 4100
contact@dpsk.com.au

Employment Lawyers

We are employment lawyers and experts in employment, labour and industrial relations law. Whether you are an employee or an employer, we are able to assist you with specialist advice and representation. While we are based in Perth, we act for clients Australia-wide and offer free 15 minute initial consultations.

Employment and HR advice

We advise employers and employees on all facets of employment law and workplace disputes, including:

  • Unfair dismissal and unlawful dismissal (including in respect of constructive dismissals and forced resignations)
  • Termination of employment
  • Adverse action and other general protections
  • Redundancy and restructuring
  • Employment contracts (including Executive Services Agreements)
  • Workplace bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment
  • Performance management and performance improvement plans (PIPs)
  • Workplace investigations and disciplinary action
  • Employee entitlements and benefits (including pay, deductions, annual leave entitlements, long service leave, sick leave, redundancy entitlements and termination benefits)
  • Enterprise agreements (commonly referred to as EBAs) and enterprise bargaining
  • Modern awards and other industrial instruments
  • Restraints of trade (including non-compete and non-solicitation obligations)
  • Mutual separation and severance agreements
  • Statutory obligations, training and compliance, including in respect of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) for national system employers and the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA) for WA state system employers
  • Public sector employee rights and entitlements (for both Commonwealth and State public sectors)
  • Grievances, complaints and inquiries
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Whistle blower protections
  • Abandonment of employment
  • Suspension and stand down (including JobKeeper directions)
  • Transfer of employment and transfer of business (including business sales)
  • Superannuation
  • Independent contractors and consultants
  • Misleading conduct in relation to employment
  • Policies, procedures and codes of conduct
  • Workplace health and safety (OHS)
  • COVID-19 obligations and vaccination requirements

Employment claims & dispute resolution

We are able to provide representation in workplace disputes before courts and tribunals, including the Fair Work Commission, WA Industrial Relations Commission, Federal Circuit and Family Court, Federal Court, WA Magistrates Court, WA Supreme Court, WA District Court, WA Equal Opportunity Commission and Australian Human Rights Commission.

Our expertise includes providing advice and representation in respect of the following kinds of workplace relations disputes:

  • Unfair dismissal claims
  • Breach of contract claims and restraints of trade
  • Adverse action and other general protections claims
  • Underpayment claims and claims for contravention of the National Employment Standards, industrial instruments and other workplace rights
  • Workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination claims
  • Section 739 dispute arbitrations
If you have been dismissed from your employment, please be aware that you may have as little as 21 days to make a claim.