Employment Contract Disputes in Maitland & The Hunter Valley

Common types of employment contract disputes

Employment contract disputes can arise from various issues, including:

  • Breach of Contract: Allegations that one party (employer or employee) has failed to fulfill their obligations as per the employment contract.
  • Wage and Entitlement Disputes: Disagreements over salary, bonuses, overtime pay, leave entitlements, or other benefits.
  • Unfair Dismissal: Claims by employees who believe they were terminated unlawfully or without proper procedure.
  • Discrimination and Harassment: Allegations of discriminatory treatment, harassment, or bullying in the workplace.
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Steps to resolving employment contract disputes

Resolving employment contract disputes often involves several steps, including:

  1. Understanding Your Rights: Familiarize yourself with your rights and obligations under your employment contract, as well as relevant employment laws in NSW.
  2. Negotiation and Mediation: Attempt to resolve the dispute through informal discussions, negotiation, or mediation facilitated by a third party.
  3. Legal Advice: Seek advice from an experienced employment lawyer to understand the legal aspects of your dispute, assess the strength of your case, and explore potential legal avenues.
  4. Fair Work Commission: Lodge a formal complaint or application with the Fair Work Commission (FWC) for matters such as unfair dismissal, wage disputes, or breaches of workplace rights.
  5. Court Proceedings: In some cases, litigation may be necessary to resolve complex or contentious disputes, such as breaches of contract or discrimination claims.

Why choose us?

Our team of dedicated employment law specialists is committed to helping individuals and businesses navigate employment contract disputes with clarity and confidence. We offer:

  • Expert Legal Advice: Clear guidance on your rights and legal options tailored to your specific circumstances.
  • Negotiation and Mediation Services: Skilled in facilitating constructive discussions and reaching favourable outcomes through alternative dispute resolution methods.
  • Litigation Representation: Experienced representation in Fair Work Commission proceedings or court litigation to protect your rights and interests effectively.

Contact us

If you are facing an employment contract dispute in NSW, don’t navigate it alone. Our knowledgeable team is here to provide the support and advocacy you need. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards resolving your employment matter.

David Allen, Principal & Maitland Solicitor at Hills Solicitors
Daniel Allen, Maitland Solicitor at Hills Solicitors
David Allen, Principal & Maitland Solicitor at Hills Solicitors

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Hills Solicitors first opened its doors in September of 1894 under the name T A Hill. We continued strengthening our roots in the Maitland Community and later became T A Hill & Son, when our founders son joined the family practice. We then made the change to Hills Solicitors.

We have had a total of 3 offices since those early days in 1894, all of which are a 50m walk from our current office.

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Getting started

At Hills Solicitors, we take pride in our over 125 years of experience and adaptability. Our clients can trust that we will continuously evolve and tailor our services to their changing needs. Our longevity is a testament to our ability to embrace new technologies and create cost-effective solutions for all legal issues. With our extensive knowledge and innovative mindset, we confidently assure our clients that we will always strive to exceed their expectations. Trust us to handle your legal matters with a forward-thinking approach and an unwavering commitment to your success.

Step one Get to know each other

When you come to Hills for advice you are never just another client to us, you become part of our large family and it is vital we get to know you.

Step two Understanding your rights

The first step is to help you understand your rights and how you can approach the issues at hand.

Step three Determining your goals

The most important step is understanding exactly what you would like to see at the end of your matter.

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The team at Hills are here to help with all of your legal needs, serving Maitland and the Hunter for over 125 years. With a forward-thinking approach, providing practical solutions, for an affordable price — We’re here to help you when you need us.

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