Employment Law and Workplace Discrimination

Workplace Service

We help Western Australian workers with employment law and workplace discrimination issues by delivering high-quality legal advice, case work, representation, information, referrals, education, and law reform. 

Our team of experienced Workplace lawyers and advocates provide free State-wide legal assistance services to Western Australian workers on workplace issues, including:

• Sexual harassment

• Discrimination

• Bullying

• Dismissal and disciplinary action

• Redundancy

• Forced resignation

• Pay, leave, and other minimum conditions

• Employment contracts

We prioritise our Workplace law services for vulnerable and disadvantaged workers who may not otherwise be able to access legal or industrial assistance.

Our Workplace law services

 

Telephone Advice Service

  • Most common type of workplace legal assistance we offer.
  • Free 30-minute telephone appointment (eligibility criteria apply).
  • High-quality, tailored, legal advice on rights and options.
  • Document review not included.
  • Provided by highly trained workplace advocates, law graduates and junior solicitors working under the supervision of our experienced workplace lawyers.
  • Bookings essential and dependent on centre capacity.

 

In-house solicitor appointments

  • Free extended 45-minute appointments for more complex or serious workplace issues (eligibility criteria apply).
  • Delivered by telephone or in person (depending on capacity).
  • Document review included (limits apply).
  • Provided by our experienced workplace lawyers.
  • Bookings essential and dependent on centre capacity.

 

Evening Legal Service

  • Free 30-45 minute evening appointments (eligibility criteria apply).
  • Delivered by telephone or in person (capacity permitting).
  • Document review included (limits apply).
  • Provided by volunteer lawyers who have considerable experience in workplace law (and usually work in private practice).
  • Bookings essential and dependent on centre capacity.

 

Legal case work

  • Free legal assistance with preparing legal letters, claim forms, and other documents (limits apply).
  • May be offered or requested following a legal advice appointment.
  • Subject to strict means and merit assessment – low income, vulnerable and disadvantaged workers with meritorious claims prioritised.
  • Dependent on centre capacity.

 

Legal representation

  • Free legal representation with legal claims or processes (limits apply).
  • May be offered or requested following a legal advice appointment or legal case work.
  • Subject to strict means and merit assessment – low income, vulnerable and disadvantaged workers with meritorious claims prioritised.
  • Priority areas – workplace sexual harassment and sex discrimination, state system employees, serious breaches of National Employment Standards / general protections.
  • Dependent on centre capacity.

 

Information and referrals

Free legal information referrals to other legal and non-legal services.

Online resources

Private solicitor list of workplace lawyers who assist WA workers.

Helpful links to other workplace related services.

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions