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 investigate or dismiss an ineffective or dishonest employee, or simply need guidance about how to word a letter of appointment ­ Parke Lawyers has the know­how 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. 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 you can get back to developing and expanding your business.

Our services include legal advice and representation on:

  • employment contracts
  • unfair dismissals
  • redundancy
  • discrimination
  • sexual harassment
  • workplace bullying

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.

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

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.

Your Employment Law Team

employment lawyer Jim Parke
Jim Parke
Graham Watt
Graham Watt
Dennis Wawra

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