Employment, Workplace Relations & Safety

Our team of Employment lawyers are specialists in their field and trusted advisors to employers from a broad range of diverse industries. We have significant experience in providing solutions to challenges that arise in the workplace and in assisting employers to resolve difficult employment and workplace issues. We are regularly sought out by employers to respond to employment claims and workplace disputes including appearing before Industrial Courts and Tribunals. We offer expert assistance to employers in the following areas:

  • Employment law advice including compliance with obligations under Federal law, employment strategies, executive and general employment agreements, employment policies and procedures, discipline including termination of employment.
  • Employment claims including response to FWO investigations, defence of unfair dismissal claims, general protection claims, breach of contract and post-employment restraint claims.
  • Workplace relations advice including enterprise bargaining and agreement making, good faith bargaining obligations, strategic planning for major projects, responses to collective workplace and right of entry disputes.
  • Equal Opportunity including the development of policies and practices, advice to ensure compliance with equal opportunity laws, responding to harassment and discrimination disputes and claims.
  • Safety including contractor agreements, policies and practices, managing workplace incidents (including fatalities), response to SafeWork SA investigations and defence of prosecutions under safety laws.

Key Services

  • Employment Law
  • Employment Claims
  • Workplace Relations
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Safety

What Clients Say

As dedicated health and safety practitioners, we seek the services of professionals who are not only the best in their field, but those who share our values and sense of fairness. As long-standing clients of DW Fox Tucker, we have relied on their expertise to resolve complex issues efficiently and ongoing advice to ensure that we as employers understand our obligations in this ever-changing environment, a speciality of this firm. The industry recognition and respect amongst their peers is a testament to the culture and professionalism of the team at DW Fox Tucker, and the support so generously given to South Australian business is reflective of what they stand for.

Craig Hayter and Sue Wolstenholme
GM Safety, Health, Enviro, QA and Claims Manager - Philmac
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Maritime Constructions is a turnkey provider uniquely capable of self-performing the full spectrum of specialised marine, civil and mechanical disciplines to deliver complex marine infrastructure projects from design and engineering through to commissioning. Projects include jetties, wharves, boat ramps, marinas, dredging, navigation aids, underwater pipelines, etc. The company operates to an Integrated Management System (IMS) that is ISO accredited for Quality, Environment and Occupational Health & Safety. We first sought the services of William Esau and his team in 2013 to assist with various commercial matters that were important to the continued growth of our business. From the first meeting, we were impressed with not only the professionalism and knowledge of William and his team, but also William’s personable and pragmatic approach. This was very important to our business. On that basis, our relationship has evolved over the years, and we now consider William and the team at DW Fox Tucker Lawyers to be our trusted advisors – using them for commercial, tax, property, employment and workers compensation advice. We have no hesitation in recommending William and his team to anyone seeking clear, concise and commercial advice.

Simon Giessauf
General Manager - Maritime Constructions Pty Ltd
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AV&M has worked with the DW Fox Tucker team for many years on a range of matters including commercial, tax, property, employment, workers compensation and IP and we would have no hesitation in recommending DW Fox Tucker to anyone looking for trusted legal advisors.

Matt Alexander
Director - Advanced Viticulture & Management
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