Once an argument starts building momentum, both parties tend to switch from problem-solving mode to making attempts to prove they are right. And when people are arguing about their livelihoods, it’s incredibly difficult to separate emotions from facts.
Get a professional to step in
Terminating employment – whether it’s because of serious misconduct or a change in business requirements – is a very delicate situation. And it certainly doesn’t just affect the person who is ceasing employment with your business. It affects the team. It affects the manager, the direct reports…it may even be felt by the whole business. Depending on the person’s role – it may affect relationships with your business’ customers and suppliers.
As you can see, getting termination right requires a lot of tact – and a sense of urgency. Our Workplace Relations experts have significant experience advising businesses of all sizes in this area (including unionised workforces). We act quickly but ensure our advice is considered and takes into account the intricacies of your business, workplace and industry.
For disputes, our first port of call is usually an alternative to litigation. But when matters escalate from time to time, our team is made up of some of the best Workplace Relations litigators in Melbourne. We’ve made countless, successful appearances in the Fair Work Commission and the Courts on behalf of employers facing unfair dismissal, general protections and discrimination claims.
Don’t leave it until it’s too late – the best time to act if a claim is brought against your business is now. Professional advice from the Madgwicks team can save your business money, time – and your reputation. Contact our team now.