Employment

Our Practice

Australia's employment laws change with alarming regularity. The pace of change can often obscure the fact that two important elements of a successful business are simplicity and flexibility. Our lawyers aim to provide practical, easy to understand legal advice that enables you to adjust to these changes and solve your employment problems as simply and quickly as possible.

We act for employers and employees from a wide variety of industries. We focus on preparing simple, practical employment contracts and the swift resolution of industrial disputes through constructive negotiation and by using the conciliation process of the Fair Work Commission and the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. If parties are unable to resolve their differences, we help our clients negotiate the complexities of industrial litigation.

Our Expertise

Our team regularly assists employers and employees with:

  • unfair dismissal disputes
  • adverse action claims
  • the interpretation of awards, contracts and industrial agreements
  • workplace bullying 
  • enterprise bargaining
  • redundancy issues
  • termination of employment
  • the preparation of employment contracts
  • discrimination and equal opportunity claims
  • sexual harassment issues
  • industrial disputes
  • workplace health and safety
  • workplace injuries
  • privacy disputes
  • independent contractors' agreements
  • responding to "show cause" letters issued by employers to employees

Our lawyers regularly appear as advocates before the Fair Work Commission, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commission, the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Federal, Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts. We act for employers and employees from the manufacturing, automotive, bio technology, information technology, hospitality, property and transport industries, the medical and accounting professions and the small business sector.

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Our Team

Please refer your enquiries to:

John Sneddon, Partner
(07) 3307 4504
jsneddon@shandtaylor.com.au

Kimberley Forman, Partner
(07) 3307 4523
kforman@shandtaylor.com.au

Ruby Nielsen, Associate
(07) 3307 4551
rnielsen@shandtaylor.com.au

Charlie Hodgetts, Lawyer
(07) 3307 4513
chodgetts@shandtaylor.com.au