Emil Ford Lawyers


Employment issues

We deal with modern awards, National Employment Standards and the Fair Work Act.

We advise on unfair dismissals, unlawful termination of employment, large and small scale, redundancies, discrimination claims, award interpretation and breach of employment and industrial legislation.

Entering into an Employment Relationship

A good employment agreement is the best way to prevent later problems in the employment relationship.  

We also advise on many issues which can arise during an employment relationship including:

  • Whether or not an employment relationship exists
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Variation of employment agreements
  • Transfers of employees to another employer
  • Employee entitlements
  • Workplace Health and Safety issues

Ending an Employment Relationship

We advise employers on how to end an employment relationship through redundancy or termination of employment. We advise employees who believe that they have been unfairly dismissed. We also advise employees in relation to their entitlements on a redundancy or on termination of their employment.

An issue which is becoming more significant for employers is the enforcement of restraints of trade in employment contracts, and the extent to which you can prevent a former employee from taking your customers or using your intellectual property. We  help many clients to minimise the risk of such loss by drafting appropriate clauses and keeping up to date with the numerous court cases which arise in this area. 

Suite 4 Level 5
580 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61 2 9267 9800
Fax: +61 2 9283 2553