Employment Contracts and Unlawful Action
If you think your employer is not complying with your contract of employment, then you may be eligible to make a claim to enforce your contract and/or for compensation.
A breach of your contract of employment can arise in a large range of circumstances – common examples can include your employer dismissing you in contravention of your contract; your employer not paying you correctly, or your employer unilaterally altering your hours of work.
Working out if there is a breach of contract and what remedies may be available can often be complex, so it is important that you seek legal advice. We can assist you in determining whether you have a claim against your employer.
If your contact of employment has been breached by your employer, you may be entitled to receive compensation for a range of matters.
We can also assist you with other remedies – such as injunctions (orders to stop your employer doing something) or seeking specific performance (an order that your employer take certain action to ensure that your contract is complied with).
Employment laws also provides protection for workers from adverse action in situations such as:
- Making a complaint or enquiry about your employment;
- Participating in workplace proceedings (such as consultation proceedings);
- Trying to comply with other legislation, such as Work, Health and Safety obligations;
- Requesting to take leave;
- Being a member of a union; and
- Participating or not participating in protected industrial action.