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Employment and Discrimination Law

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.

What you might be entitled to:

*Unpaid wages
*Other entitlements.
*Fair treatment

What our customers say

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.


Employment and Discrimination Law

In an initial appointment with one of our employment and discrimination lawyers we will review your documents, discuss your matter and provide you with advice on your options and next steps. An initial appointment can usually be arranged for a fee of $660 (including GST).

In some circumstances we can assist on a no win, no fee basis.

Understanding your rights can be complicated. However, despite the complications, it is vitally important that you do understand your employment rights so you can ensure you are paid correctly and treated fairly in the workplace. This is where an employment lawyer from Gordon Legal comes in. Our job is to explain your rights and entitlements in a way that you understand so you can be informed about what is best for you. Seeing an employment lawyer does not mean you have to confront your boss. Some of our clients just like to seek our advice so they know what is right and wrong. Our advice is completely confidential and we act on your instructions.

If you have suffered unfair treatment in the workplace, chances are that you have experienced unlawful discrimination, harassment and/or bullying. Many people are not aware of their rights. For example, in Victoria, there are about 19 different categories of people who are protected from discrimination. Add to that the possibility of action to stop bullying and other forms of harassment, and there is a wide range of behaviour which is covered by the law. It is always worth getting advice and making sure that you can make informed decisions, rather than wondering if there is something you can do. And always make sure you get advice sooner rather than later, because there may be time limits or time frames which may make it difficult for you to do anything if you have delayed taking action.

Our lawyers are skilled at listening to your story and asking the right questions to get the information they need. Do not stress if you do not have every document that you think is relevant. However, if you do have documents available, we often ask for a copy of any contract of employment, the name of any relevant enterprise agreements and a short outline of the issue that you are seeking advice on. This enables us to focus and make use of the time we have available in our initial consultation. But, again, don’t worry if you do not have everything. We can work with you.

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.

Don’t delay a possible claim

When your employment has been terminated, we can help, however, we need to act quickly. Most claims involving the termination of employment need to be made within 21 days of your last day.
The best way to know if you have a claim is to call us on 1300 58 46 26 and talk to us about the next steps.

What if you have been injured in the workplace?


Employment and Discrimination Law Experts

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Marcus Clayton

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Philip Gardner

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Brad Annson

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Denis O’Callaghan

Principal Lawyer Read more

Nick White

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Marina Leikina

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Angelica Nippard

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Thomas Singleton

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Lauren Gerondakis

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How to get started


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We will be in touch within 1 business day if you email. Or you can call 1800 21 22 23, 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday


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We can assist you anywhere in Victoria. We can travel to you, or we can talk via Zoom or over the phone.


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We listen until we understand, and quickly provide the best advice so you can make a well-informed decision.


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