Your employment and discrimination law experts.
Workplace issues are often complex and emotionally charged. That’s why it’s important to have someone work in partnership with you to help you navigate the right path. Our team of employment and discrimination lawyers are prepared to stand up for you, walk that path with you, and ensure you get the fair and just outcome you deserve.
The right people on your side
At Gordon Legal, we know that work is one of the most important parts of every person’s life. We understand the fundamental importance of fair and decent treatment in the workplace. And we know how important it is to receive appropriate, compassionate representation and support in employment-related matters, particularly when things go wrong at work. Dealing with a dispute with an employer, or another employee, can be difficult, stressful and costly, and can have lasting impacts on your career, well being and sense of self.
We pride ourselves on providing our clients with dedicated, expert advice and advocacy in all areas of employment and discrimination law, in both the public and private sectors. Our lawyers are recognised nationally for their experience in the following areas:
- Unfair dismissal
- Workplace discrimination and equal opportunity
- Sexual harassment
- Workplace bullying
- Workplace investigations, grievances and other disciplinary matters
- Redundancy entitlements and workplace change
- Advice on employment contracts
- Advice on restraints of trade
- Disputes relating to pay, leave and other entitlements including short term and long term incentives and bonuses
- Professional regulation and discipline
How can we help?
Our expert lawyers can help you with all stages of employment issues, including:
Pre-employment – negotiating your contract, conditions and advice around any restraints
On the job – help if you face discrimination, harassment, bullying or disciplinary issues, as well as access to entitlements including long service leave and parental leave
Termination of employment – if you feel like you have an unfair dismissal case, unlawful dismissal, restraint of trade issue, claim for redundancy, or a discrimination, harassment or breach of your rights case, we can help.
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Building on a proud legacy of standing up for working people and workers’ rights
Our employment and discrimination lawyers have provided advice to unions and working people for decades. We are proud to have the best and most experienced team of union dedicated lawyers in Australia. Our team, led by Senior Partner, Peter Gordon, has an unrivalled record in fighting for justice for working people.
We are proud to advocate on behalf of key unions, including the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, the Electrical Trades Union, the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, the Victorian Ambulance Union and the Flight Attendants’ Association of Australia.
We understand and value the importance of unions in making our society fair and just and standing up for working people.
Our lawyers have been involved in key industrial litigation, including anti-union Royal Commissions.
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The above information is related to claims in Victoria. For claims outside the state, please contact our office for specific information as potential claims and time frames vary from state to state.
Employment and Discrimination Law Experts
Marcus is our Head of Industrial Law. He is one of Australia’s best-known union industrial lawyers. He has represented a wide range of unions, union officials and union members in industrial litigation, penalty proceedings, two anti-union Royal Commissions, general protections matters, rules disputes, administrative law challenges, coronial inquests, contempt of court cases and criminal prosecutions. In his over 40 years as a lawyer, Marcus has won a well-deserved reputation for his strategic, practical and industrially and politically astute advice. Marcus is Chair of the Migrant Workers Centre Inc which assists migrant workers and their communities to enforce and improve their rights. Marcus is also responsible for our Institutional Abuse practice.
Philip has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of industrial and employment law. He has represented public and private sector unions in Federal and State industrial tribunals and courts, in many cases appearing himself as advocate. Philip has also advised industry superannuation funds. Philip is renowned as a formidable strategist for his union clients.
Brad is an experienced and highly regarded industrial and employment lawyer. Brad has acted for a broad range of unions, union officials and union members in Federal and State courts and industrial tribunals. He has significant experience in complex and high profile cases. Brad is passionate about advancing the interests of unions and union members. He prides himself on his strategic and practical advice to his clients.
Denis specialises in employment and industrial law. He also advises health practitioners under investigation by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. He is committed to providing the best representation for health professionals and healthcare workers when their livelihoods are under threat. A former nurse, Denis has experience in legal and healthcare settings in Melbourne and regional Victoria, including as an organiser and industrial officer with the Australian Nursing Federation.
Marina is an experienced lawyer who works in employment and industrial law, as well as institutional abuse cases. Before joining Gordon Legal, Marina worked as a lawyer in regional Victoria, acting for workers and employees in personal injury and employment law matters. Marina volunteers at West Justice in the employment law project that provides assistance to migrants and refugees.
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