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Burke Mangan Lawyers utilise their extensive experience to provide you advice and support across all areas of industrial and employment law. We advise, and act for, both employers and employees.

We have experience in numerous industries, including in the education sector, recruitment and on-hire, healthcare, real estate sector, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, financial services, as well as not for profits. We provide an in-depth knowledge in the education and recruitment sectors having provided in-house legal services.

Our services range from advisory, business and personal support to litigation services. We have extensive experience across all Courts and tribunals in Australia.  We have an enviable record of protecting our client’s interest and obtaining commercially valuable results for our clients.

Experience. Consultation. Support.

Advisory Services

We advise on, educate, provide support, interpret and draft:

  • Employment contracts, Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Policies and Procedures and their Application
  • Workplace investigations
  • Post-employment Restraint of Trade
  • Award and Agreement compliance, audits and breaches and Underpayments/breaches Enterprise Agreement – drafting, termination and application
  • Legislation obligations – Fair Work Act, Public Sector laws, Privacy laws, Leave legislation, Discrimination and Work Health & Safety
  • Disciplinary action/Performance management

Court based Services

Support and representation with respect to:

  • Bullying and harassment
  • Sexual harassment
  • Underpayment of wages and entitlements
  • Discrimination
  • Industrial Dispute and Conference
  • Unfair Dismissal, Adverse Action, Unlawful Termination
  • Breach of Contract and wrongful termination
  • Breach of post-employment restraints of trade

Core Services

In line with our core value – Law that focuses on you – we provide you with Understanding, Effective Communication and Strategic Support to resolve your matter.  Litigation can be costly and emotionally challenging, so we employ alternate dispute resolution tools (settlement conferences, mediation, arbitration and issues conferences) to reach commercially valuable results.

Experience

Burke Mangan Lawyers have recently:

  • Obtained a substantial win for an employee in a restraint of trade action, including a restraint against the employer from accessing and misusing his legal advice.
  • Successfully resolving a sexual harassment claim for our client against her employer and its employee.
  • Establishing that numerous former senior executives did not have the right to bring claims for unfair dismissal in the education sector.
  • Acting for several employees who were misled as to terms of their employment with a multi-national employer.
  • Ensuring an employee’s rights were protected in the workplace when the employee was subjected to bullying and harassment.

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Unfair Dismissal

Unfair Dismissal

Unfair dismissal in Australia refers to the termination of employment that is considered harsh, unjust, or unreasonable, and is protected under the Fair Work Act.

General Workplace Protection Claims

General Workplace Protection Claims

In Australia this refers to the protection of employees against adverse actions, such as dismissal or discrimination, that are taken by their employer for exercising a workplace right or engaging in certain activities, as outlined in the Fair Work Act.

Bullying and Sexual Harassment

Bullying and Sexual Harassment

Bullying and harassment law is the body of law that deals with the prevention and punishment of bullying and harassment in the workplace and other settings.

Discrimination

Discrimination

Discrimination law is the body of law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain protected characteristics.

Restraints of Trade

Restraints of Trade

Restraints of trade law is the body of law that governs the enforceability of clauses in contracts that restrict an individual's ability to compete with their employer or former employer after the end of the employment relationship.

Breach of Contract and Misleading Conduct

Breach of Contract and Misleading Conduct

Breach of contract law is the body of law that governs the enforcement of contracts and the remedies available to parties who have been harmed by a breach of contract.

Award/Agreement Compliance

Award/Agreement Compliance

Award/agreement compliance law is the body of law that governs the compliance of employers with their legal obligations under awards and agreements.