A dispute arises when there is a disagreement over the meaning of a term of your employment agreement.
Common disputes include those over: fixed term agreements, trial periods, the meaning of
probation, casual versus permanent employment, and contractor versus employee status.
- Dispute formally raised with employer
- Discussion/negotiations with employer
- Settlement or commencement of proceedings in the Employment Relations Authority
Notable dispute cases of The Worker’s Advocate:
–successfully disputed entitlement clause of a collective employment agreement; back pay of $12,000
– successfully disputed identity of employer; director found to be personally liable