Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety

Our workplace relations, employment and safety (WRES) law group provides practical and commercial advice in all WRES-related matters. Coupled with our widespread litigation experience in this area, our group has successfully represented employers and employees across a diverse range of industries and sectors.

Our group helps businesses with:

Our lawyers have experience in conducting workplace investigations into employee grievances and workplace incidents. They also provide workplace training to managers and employees on topics including performance management and acceptable workplace behaviour.

McCabes employment lawyers have represented clients before all relevant civil courts and tribunals, including the Federal Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the Local, District and Supreme Courts of NSW, the Fair Work Commission, the NSW Industrial Relations Commission, NSW Anti-Discrimination Board and Australian Human Rights Commission.

Our employment law group also provides assistance and support in work health and safety and discrimination matters.

Expertise

  • Contracts of employment (including senior executive contracts) and contractor agreements
  • Workplace policies and procedures
  • Enterprise agreements
  • Underperforming employees and employees with an injury or illness
  • Workplace investigations, including in respect of bullying and harassment, employee misconduct and employee complaints
  • Termination of employment, including redundancy, misconduct and underperformance
  • Restraints of trade
  • Unfair dismissal and general protections claims
  • Statutory compliance, including the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), the Industrial Relations Act 1996 (NSW) and relevant industrial awards
  • Employment in corporate restructuring and sale of business
  • Work health and safety
  • Coronial inquests
  • Discrimination

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