Public sector
employment law

What to know if you work in the public sector

Public sector employees generally have greater protection than private sector employees—particularly while they are still employed.

Federal and state public sector employees have legal rights covered by specific public sector employment legislation.  They are also usually covered by a written employment agreement.

Maurice Blackburn's employment lawyers are experienced in advising and representing both Federal and State public servants and have successfully acted for a range of executive and managerial level public sector employees.

If you are a public sector employee facing disciplinary action, dismissal, code of conduct investigations, a workplace investigation, inquiries, termination, bullying, or a change to pay or conditions, we can assist you.

Public sector employment expertise

Maurice Blackburn lawyers are public sector employment law experts. We can advise you on your legal rights, help you navigate and understand the system and your options, and represent you in negotiations, inquiries, investigations, processes or proceedings.

We successfully represented a senior Victorian public servant who had been suspended for 6 months in a disciplinary process initiated after an ombudsman inquiry. This case resulted in the Federal Court issuing a landmark decision requiring the agency to rescind the suspension and reinstate the employee during the process.

Experts in Employment law

Our team has an outstanding record of achieving terrific outcomes for employees in both the private and public sector. We assist our clients with a combination of strategy, tenacity and compassion.

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Call us on 1800 810 812 to book an initial consultation.

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At your one hour consult our lawyers will provide advice on your situation, the best action to take, and next steps. This consult is charged at a fixed fee.

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Most of our cases are resolved out of court, and discretion is assured.

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