SMLS recognises that there is an ongoing need within our local community for free employment law assistance for workers. The complexities and constantly shifting nature of employment law is often difficult for our clients to navigate, particularly for clients from CALD communities.
At SMLS we aim to empower clients to become better informed of their rights and of the legal avenues available to assert those rights.
We also understand that our clients may not always be in a position to self-help if, for example, a matter is complex or if a client is facing disadvantage due to factors such as limited English or disability. Some clients may feel intimidated by the employer and may not otherwise be willing to assert their rights in the absence of a legal advocate. We seek to redress these power imbalances by providing ongoing assistance which may include preparing applications to the Fair Work Commission and negotiating a settlement with employers.
Our employment law service may provide advice and assistance in relation to:
Unfair treatment in the workplace or unfair dismissal
Disputes regarding unpaid or underpaid wages, unpaid leave, redundancy and other entitlements.
Our employment law service currently operates every Monday morning from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Assistance is limited to clients who meet our eligibility criteria.
To book an appointment, please contact our office on 9545 7400.