We help workers understand and enforce their rights at work.
Employment Law and Workplace Discrimination
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
• Dismissal and disciplinary action
• 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.
All of our workplace law services are free of charge to eligible employees.
However, due to high demand and resource limitations, our workplace law services have eligibility criteria. Depending on our capacity, we may only be able to provide a limited amount of assistance.
All of our workplace law services are provided or supervised by qualified and experienced workplace lawyers. If your appointment is with a workplace advocate, law graduate, or junior lawyer, their advice is reviewed by a more senior workplace lawyer prior to delivery and, if needed, after the appointment.
Our workplace lawyers come from a range of professional backgrounds including unions, private practice, government and the community sector. This range of experiences means we can provide our clients with well-rounded, considered, and high-quality legal assistance.
No. We can’t provide on-the-spot legal advice on your workplace issue if you call our intake line. We run an appointment booking system. Telephone booking requests are not automatically prioritised over online requests. We consider, assess, and prioritise each request as it’s made.
If your matter is urgent, we may be able to offer you an urgent appointment booking, and you can call our intake line to discuss your specific needs with an intake volunteer. For urgent appointments, you still need to make a request and provide us with certain information, so we can determine your eligibility for our service, and assess our capacity to assist. Urgent appointment bookings aren’t always available or possible, so you should avoid waiting until last minute to request assistance with your workplace issue, where possible.
You do not need to send us documents about your case when making a request for legal assistance with your workplace issue.
If we can offer you a workplace law service that involves document review, you will receive instructions on how to provide us with relevant documents.
No. Generally, we are only able to provide verbal advice during an appointment. We encourage you to take notes.
Depending on your issue we may send you some information resources after an appointment.