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Employment Law

Parke Lawyers brings together one of the most experienced and effective teams of employment lawyers in Melbourne. Whatever your business needs, ­ whether you’re being investigated by the Workplace Ombudsman, need to dismiss an ineffective or dishonest employee, or simply need guidance about how to word a letter of appointment ­Parke Lawyers has the know-­how to guide you.

As a team of experienced workplace lawyers, we can provide services on a once­-off basis, or on a retainer agreement where you outsource your HR/IR services. Our services include the following:

  • unfair Dismissals
  • employment Contracts
  • dismissals and Redundancy
  • public Sector

Warnings and Dismissals

Where the work performance of an employee does not meet a satisfactory standard, an appropriate process of investigation and corrective action must be taken. The action taken must conform to applicable legislation and accord with the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness.

At Parke Lawyers our employment lawyers regularly provide advice to employers to ensure a fair and effective system exists for managing unsatisfactory work performance and allegations of unacceptable conduct or workplace behaviour. In addition, we regularly conduct (or attend, as required) formal warnings and dismissals.

Avoid the Pitfalls

Each year thousands of job applicants overstate their academic qualifications, exaggerate their experience and submit fraudulent applications. Accepting background documents at face value is simply inappropriate and opens the door for fraud. Many fraudulent applicants go on to be employed in roles for which they are simply not qualified, some creating a trail of mayhem for their employers. The press is littered with horror stories of high­ profile employers ­ including government departments and multinational companies ultimately embarrassed by inadequate recruiting procedures.

Our skilled workplace lawyers have significant experience in assisting businesses to screen candidates being evaluated for employment or promotion. Employment screening involves the verification of personal information furnished by a candidate and performing various searches, including a police records check.

Probity checks or employee due diligence is an important yet often­ overlooked step in the recruitment process, which should be taken prior to employment, promotions or transfers and as part of regulatory requirements.

Professional Workplace Lawyers

At Parke Lawyers we effectively manage your matters and provide cost-effective solutions to suit your requirements. We value our clients and want to resolve your legal issues promptly and efficiently so that you can get back to managing your business and focus on your employees.

Contact us for more information about our employment law or to speak to one of our workplace lawyers.

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