Nevett Ford Lawyers’ Litigation-Workplace Relations Group practises in all aspects of civil, commercial and workplace litigation. 

The team includes an LIV accredited specialist in workplace relations and all members are experienced in the practice and procedure of litigation. 

The team regularly posts blogs and other updates on developments and recent cases of workplace litigation.

Our team works closely with Nevett Ford lawyers’ commercial, family, migration and general services to provide comprehensive advice to businesses and individuals.

Our workplace relations lawyers provide advice and assistance to both employers and employees in workplace relations matters and to people who want to initiate or find themselves involved in civil litigation. 

Our team has knowledge and experience across all courts and tribunals. What sets our team of workplace relations lawyers apart is our dedication to our clients, our emphasis on referrals to mediation as soon as practicable and the expertise, which comes from our extensive knowledge and experience of how courts and tribunals work.

Nevett Ford Lawyers prides itself on building quality relationships with its clients to achieve their objectives.

Our Litigation and Workplace Relation Services

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Who You’ll Work With

Philip Brewin
Greg Doran
Caroline Mostafa
Tarryn Jeffery
Tom Drake
Melonee Davies

Topics We’ve Written About

To Consult Does Not Mean To Mandate

To Consult Does Not Mean To Mandate

The decision in CFMMEU v Mt Arthur Coal Pty Ltd [2021] FWCFB 6059 shows the importance of consultation before a direction to employees will be deemed lawful and reasonable. The full bench of the Fair Work Commission undertook an exhaustive review of the facts and...

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Sorry Need Not Be The Hardest Word To Say

Sorry Need Not Be The Hardest Word To Say

Sorry is a powerful word. For people receiving an apology it can validate and acknowledge their feelings and emotions and can be an important step on the path to healing. In a legal context saying sorry was equated with admitting fault for the incident giving rise to...

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A Novel Approach to Reinstatement

A Novel Approach to Reinstatement

The primary remedy under the Fair Work Act 2009 for an unfair dismissal is reinstatement. In employment relationships where the Act does not apply the usual remedy for wrongful termination of employment is damages. Schneider v Warrnambool City Council [2021] VSC 337...

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A Brief Overview of Discrimination Laws

A Brief Overview of Discrimination Laws

Discrimination law has been something of a hot topic in Australia in recent months. The legality of workplace-mandated vaccines and ‘no jab, no job’ policies has sparked heated debate. More recently the Federal Government’s Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at...

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