Archive for August, 2016

Unfair dismissal: what to do if you are sacked

Posted by Johnston Withers, in News
You have just been dismissed from your employment. You think the dismissal was unfair. You are angry and upset. It's time to see a specialist employment lawyer. You should not delay in getting legal advice. You only have 21 days from the date the dismissal takes effect to lodge an application in the Federal Fair Work Commission for instance, ... Read more

What to do if you are arrested

Posted by Johnston Withers, in News
  Many people do not fully understand their legal rights after they have been arrested.  This can be a very stressful time for the person involved, as well as for their friends and family.  It is worth keeping in mind the following dos and don'ts.  Here's what to do: Alway be polite to the officers concerned, and to ... Read more

‘Working with children’ clearances and your rights

Posted by Johnston Withers, in News
In light of increasing awareness of the horrific reality of physical and sexual child abuse, the protection of children from those who might do them harm has rightly become a top priority in our society. However, in our worthy efforts to ensure this sort of abuse happens no longer, we also must remember the rights ... Read more