At MDC Legal our specialist employment and workplace lawyers have extensive experience advising employers and employees on performance management processes and disciplinary investigations. Our workplace legal team have conducted investigations for a range of employers, and have also provided employees with assistance during a workplace investigation process.
These processes can be challenging for both employees and employers alike. At these times you will benefit from the assistance of a team of specialist employment lawyers who are familiar with the legal and procedural issues from both sides of the fence.
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Have you received a written letter of allegations or are you currently being performance managed? A busy part of our specialist employment law service is helping employees responding to allegations of poor performance or misconduct.
It is critically important that your response to your employer addresses all relevant issues to assist your employer in determining whether there are grounds to implement a performance plan or take disciplinary action. Failure to do so can result in dismissal or other disciplinary outcomes that can then be expensive and difficult to challenge.
Our experienced workplace and employment lawyers will keep you informed of your legal rights throughout the process including your rights to procedural fairness and any legal claims which may arise. Our experienced and professional team also provide strategic advice on practical solutions (including exit negotiations) when you are confronted with these allegations.
Contact us today on 9288 4000 to see whether our cost effective and efficient employment and workplace lawyers can provide you with assistance.
Have you received a complaint against one of your employees that needs to be investigated? Is one of your employee’s under-performing in their role? To minimize the risk of claims against your business, to comply with your duty of care, and to ensure employees perform properly for the success of your business, you may need to engage independent legal professional workplace law services. Our specialist employment lawyers have extensive experience in performance management processes and workplace investigations.
Our team can provide expert advice at each step in the process if you wish run the process in house. We can provide you with template letters, scripts, checklists and other tailored documents to assist you at each stage to ensure that you are compliant with your legal obligations and procedural fairness. Otherwise, you can engage our employment and workplace lawyers to conduct a professional, independent workplace investigation on your behalf, giving you the benefit of our expertise and legal professional privilege. We also have established relationships with independent third party investigators who, where appropriate, can conduct investigations under our instruction – keeping costs down while still maintaining legal professional privilege.
If you are considering a performance management process or workplace investigation we recommend that you contact us at the earliest opportunity, as we find that the planning and strategic work done at the early stages in the process will limit the risk of legal claims during or following the procedure.
We tailor our service delivery to meet your needs, by offering fixed fee and other unique billing arrangements, in addition to time based billing.
Contact our team of specialist employment lawyers today on 9288 4000 to see how we can be of assistance to your organisation.
Mark and Jessie from MDC Legal were incredibly professional and dealt with my case compassionately. I had a great result and I thank the whole team for everything that they did. Five stars from me!
Most people when they engage the services of a solicitor have to do so because of an unpleasant/ongoing legal matter that needs sound, solid advice and an equitable resolution that won’t resurface in the future. MDC Legal went above and beyond my expectations. Not only did they keep me up to date with regular informed communication, but they also advised me as to the best course of action needed to achieve a favourable outcome for myself with the least amount of stress possible.
Most legal matters do require some investment, but it is money well spent with MDC Legal. Keep in mind that if you want the best, then you have to pay for it- if you pay peanuts, then you will get monkeys!! Joanna Knoth and Noella Silby are a class act. Not only are they a credit to MDC Legal, but they are a positive representation of the legal profession and the community overall. You are in safe, capable hands with MDC Legal and I would not hesitate to recommend them or to utilise their services should a legal matter arise in the future.
MDC legal has assisted myself and my firm in the past with sound legal advice and professional services which has resulted in very positive outcomes, would highly recommend them for any workplace legal issue.
I can confidently recommend their services and have found MDC and their legal team to be professional and considerate. The advice I received was both genuine and realistic resulting in a favourable outcome for myself. Thank you MDC.
What an amazingly talented team I had through my recent trial. Truly a level beyond in professionalism, respect for the law and demonstrated themselves to be a class above the plaintiff in the Supreme court. They went well beyond my expectations, achieving an phenomenal outcome. Superb communication throughout the whole process, with outstanding advice and direction. I could not recommend anyone better than this team for my legal representation. Thank you again so much.
Andrew Beek, Director of WA Bending Pty Ltd.
MDC legal are a highly professional and ethical legal firm. I recently sought their advice and representation in an employment related matter, and engaged the services of Joanna Knoth. MDC Legal and Joanna responded quickly to my initial enquiries and throughout out period of interaction, and were extremely knowledgeable in workplace legislation. Costs were well explained upfront and as my case proceeded so there were no ‘surprises’. They communicated well at all times, explained required processes effectively and ultimately achieved a positive outcome for me as their client. I would highly recommend them as a legal firm and would engage their services again if I had further need for legal advice.
I had a rather difficult legal issue compounded by the fact that a big established law firm was throwing their “family” weight behind the matter.
One letter, with excellent advice and legal clout, from MDC Legal was all it took for this matter to be very favorably resolved.
Four years down the line and this matter has never been an issue again.
Well done MDC Legal!
Joanna and the team at MDC Legal helped me through one of the most difficult periods of my working career to date. They were professional, efficient and effective in helping me achieve a great outcome. They showed great empathy and understanding of my workplace case and I would recommend them to anyone.
I recommend MDC legal to anyone seeking prompt professional advice and assistance with an employment law matter. I have personally been assisted by Mr Mark Cox and have also worked with some of his legal staff and have been really impressed by the depth of assistance and commitment to achieving positive results. If you have an employment matter and want the best value for money in the long run for your hard earned dollars, contact MDC legal and give yourself the best chance possible.
I used MDC Legal upon another lawyer’s recommendation, for an employment contract for my business. Mark, Jessie and Jo are a great team. Their communication is excellent so I knew what stage the project was at every step of the way. Costs are explicitly outlined so there is complete financial transparency. Very happy with the end contract and their services. Will be using them again for further employment law needs for my business.
Mark Cox and the team at MDC Legal assisted me through one of the most difficult periods in my professional career. They were honest, informative, empathic and very experienced. I could not have achieved the positive outcome I did without them. I highly recommend MDC Legal.
As a not-for-profit community legal center, the Mental Health Law Center has appreciated the considered, professional advice and assistance provided by Mark Cox and his team at MDC Legal. Their advice, not only on matters of employment law but also on applying the law to complex employment situations was communicated clearly and without jargon. The advice they provided was relevant, up-to-date and useful in achieving a positive outcome.
The Employee Handbook and Management Guides provided by MDC Legal are extremely useful, not only in preventing employment situations from arising but also in providing quick guidelines to assist in the day to day managing and creating a positive work environment for staff members.