Sydney Employment Lawyers

sydney compensation lawyers

Helping you resolve employment disputes and protecting your rights in the workplace.

As an employee, it’s not uncommon to encounter issues and disputes in the workplace. If you are experiencing issues in your workplace or cannot resolve a dispute with your employer, we’re here to help.

Our Sydney employment law experts help people across all industries resolve employment disputes. We understand that as an employee you can be at a significant disadvantage if you are involved in a dispute with your employer. There can be a power imbalance and your employer will usually have the support of human resources staff and business policies and procedures ready to help them defend themselves.

We will evaluate your matter to determine your eligibility for compensation and will provide you with trusted and confidential advice so that you know what steps to take next.  

We can help you understand your rights in relation to:

  • unfair dismissal
  • discrimination
  • harassment and bullying
  • sexual harassment
  • assault
  • inappropriate treatment
  • unfair discipline
  • withholding of wages and/or entitlements


To discuss your matter with our team and to begin your employment law claim, contact our Sydney team any time on 1800 621 071.

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FAQs – Employment Law Claims

Employment Law refers to the law that governs the employee and employer relationships and contracts. Our Sydney employment lawyers represent employees (NOT employers) to ensure their workplace rights are protected.

We can assist you with:

  • Wrongful termination and unfair dismissal claims
  • Discrimination claims
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Sexual harassment claims
  • Disputes over redundancy
  • Contract disputes
  • Industrial disputes
  • Workplace accidents, injuries, and illnesses

If you are involved in a dispute with your employer, it is important to get confidential legal advice as soon as possible. By contacting our employment law team, we can help you understand your rights, and if you choose to instruct us to act on your behalf, we will then provide you with a Cost Agreement and fee estimates so you know where you stand from the start.

From this point on we will represent you every step of the way and help you negotiate a favourable outcome, or alternatively take court action if required.

The amount of compensation you may be entitled to depends on your type of claim. Your personal situation and the losses you have experienced will be taken into consideration.

The value of your compensation claim depends on your personal circumstances and the category of your claim.

In relation to unfair dismissal claims, the below will be considered:

  • Your duration of employment with the business
  • Your employment history
  • Income details
  • The potential future income you would have obtained if you hadn’t been unfairly dismissed (including incremental pay rises, promotions, etc.)
  • Your attitude and behaviour, and that of your employer
  • Disciplinary or performance circumstances
  • Whether or not you want to recommence your employment position.


In relation to workers’ compensation claims, the below will be considered:

  • Your personal circumstances.
  • The extent of your injuries
  • How much your injuries impact your ability to work and earn a living
  • Treatment requirements and the costs involved
  • Your support, care, and assistance needs (e.g. if you need help at home)
  • Your employment history and income
  • Your age


In terms of discrimination, harassment, bullying, abuse or assault claims, the below will be considered:

  • The nature of the discrimination, harassment, bullying, assault, or abuse that occurred
  • Whether you have suffered any psychological or physical injury, condition or symptoms because of the discrimination, harassment, bullying, assault or abuse
  • How the incident affects your ability to work or conduct day to day activities
  • Your personal situation and losses incurred.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers provides an initial phone or face-to-face consultation at one of our conveniently located offices for a modest fee. Our lawyers will listen to you to understand your story and determine what outcome you are hoping to achieve. From there we will run through your claim with you and provide you with verbal and written advice to clearly explain the options you have available to you and what steps you can take next.

If you choose to pursue the matter and instruct us to act on your behalf, at this stage we will provide you with fee estimates.

To find out more about our fees or to see if your claim falls under our No Win, No Fee offer, please call 1800 621 071.

Strict limits do apply if you are making an employment compensation claim. It is vital to your claim to act as quickly as possible.

If you have been unfairly dismissed or wrongfully terminated, you are only given 21 days from your dismissal to submit an unfair dismissal claim or you will not be able to lodge one.

It is important that you get legal advice about any employment law issues as early as possible so that you can understand your rights and submit your claim within the required time limit.

As employment law experts, we have acted on behalf of victims of bullying, harassment, and abuse, as well as injured workers in Sydney for over 75 years.  

Our Sydney lawyers are trained to listen and understand your story to make sure they know what matters to you most.

With a highly skilled employment law team supporting you, you can have confidence that your rights will be protected, and your claim will have the best possible chance of success.

We operate on a No Win, No Fee basis for most compensation law cases*.

We understand that making an employment law claim can be confronting. We are here to support you every step of the way and our team are dedicated to obtaining the best possible result in the shortest timeframe.

Wondering if you qualify for an employment law claim?

If you have experienced bullying, unfair dismissal or discrimination at your work, get in touch with our friendly team by calling 1800 621 071 or complete this form and we will contact you to book a consultation with one of our expert Sydney employment lawyers.

Don’t be a victim of unfair and unacceptable treatment. Let us help you understand your options and take the steps to enforce your rights.

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