If tensions are rising in the workplace and you are experience challenges with your staff, please reach out to APAN as we are here to help.
We offer friendly, professional advice on how to resolve a dispute, and furthermore, we can assist you to have the appropriate documentation in place to avoid any misunderstandings.
Every situation is different, but if you have staff, it is important that they support you as a cohesive team. There are skills and strategies that you can implement, so please reach out to us and get some help, don’t allow the situation to get out of control.
If you believe the situation has gone beyond repair with an employee dispute and need legal advice you can also reach out to the Fair Work Commission’s Workplace Advice Service as they also may be able to help. They offer free legal advice to employees and employers across the country.
The Commission partners with private law firms, community legal centres, legal aid centres, and barristers to help people working through employment disputes.
The Workplace Advice Service can provide you with free independent legal advice on issues such as unfair dismissal, general protections, and anti-bullying.
You’re eligible to use the service if you have fewer than 15 employees and don’t have:
- membership of an employer association
- in-house staff who specialise in workplace relations, HR or law
- legal representation.
The service aims to make things simpler and remove unnecessary costs, particularly where an application doesn’t have merit.
Check your eligibility and find out more visit: www.ato.gov.au/Newsroom/smallbusiness/Employers/Do-you-have-a-dispute-with-an-employee-/
However, if you are a current APAN member contact us first as we may be able to help you in a quick and efficient manner at no charge firstname.lastname@example.org 07 5593 0360.