A new legal assistance service is available from the Fair Work Commission offering small business owners access to free advice on workplace issues such as unfair dismissal, general protections and workplace bullying.
The Workplace Advice Service is available to small business owners in Western Australia who don’t have in-house legal, workplace relations or human resources staff. As part of the service, eligible business owners will be able to arrange an appointment with a lawyer for free legal advice.
Lawyers used by the Workplace Advice Service are completely independent from the Fair Work Commission and work at law firms or other legal organisations.
Visit the Fair Work Commission website for more information on the Workplace Advice Service, including the eligibility criteria.
Need help with a different legal matter or dispute?
If you’re in need of legal advice on other matters related to your business, or need help to resolve a dispute, there are other options available. These include:
- Our dispute resolution service can help you resolve disputes with other businesses or government departments without having to go to court.
- The Curtin Law School provides free pro bono legal services to eligible small business owners. This includes identifying your legal options, filling out court forms and legal research.
- See our legal essentials for information on your legal responsibilities as a business owner, contracts and agreements, and tips on hiring a lawyer.