Lawyers for Australian Public Servants

Anderson Fredericks Turner assists Australian Pubic Servants to deal with employment law issues arising within the Australian Public Service (APS). If you are seeking experienced lawyers to assist you to deal with a workplace concern or to uphold your rights or entitlements, contact our team.

Our employment lawyers can provide guidance on a range of employment law issues, including:

  • providing advice and representation for disciplinary processes;

  • supporting employees who seek to make complaints about workplace bullying or harassment; and

  • challenging adverse decisions that affect the careers or reputations of public servants.

In all cases, we tailor our approach to the needs of our client and their circumstances. We offer a free case assessment for issues associated with Commonwealth employees to determine if we can assist in your case.

Our Locations

Brisbane Employment Lawyers
Beenleigh Employment Lawyers
Sunshine Coast Employment Lawyers
Toowoomba Employment Lawyers
Townsville Employment Lawyers

A POINT OF DIFFERENCE

Courtroom Expertise

Anderson Fredericks Turner has some of the few practising solicitors in Queensland who have been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

Andrew Anderson and Kerri Fredericks both formerly worked as Senior Crown Prosecutors, meaning they have significant litigation experience in courtrooms and contested hearings.

If you want lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best representation for your employment law issue.

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Free Case Assessment – Contact Our Firm Today

Workplace and employment law is complex. It requires a real depth of knowledge of both the state and national laws. We have the skills and experience to assist you.

If you engage us to represent you, our employment lawyers will assist you every step of the way. We:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities, including critical time limitation periods.

  • obtain information that supports the credibility or reliability of any claim you may make.

  • seek an early resolution to your legal claim, including through negotiation and any available conciliation processes.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the rights or entitlements of an employers, executives or employees facing employment law issues.

WHY CHOOSE US

Courtroom Expertise

Anderson Fredericks Turner has some of the few practising solicitors in Queensland who have been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

Andrew Anderson and Kerri Fredericks both formerly worked as Senior Crown Prosecutors, meaning they have significant litigation experience in courtrooms and contested hearings.

If you want lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best representation for your employment law issue.

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Book Your Consultation

Workplace and employment law is complex. It requires a real depth of knowledge of both the state and national laws. We have the skills and experience to assist you.

If you engage us to represent you, our employment lawyers will assist you every step of the way. We:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities, including critical time limitation periods.

  • obtain information that supports the credibility or reliability of any claim you may make.

  • seek an early resolution to your legal claim, including through negotiation and any available conciliation processes.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the rights or entitlements of employers, executives or employees facing employment law issues.

To book a consultation with one of our employment lawyers Call Now: 1300 AFT LEGAL (1300 238 534)

Australian Public Servants: How Our Lawyers Can Help

Employees under the Public Service Act

Employees under the Public Service Act

Employees who are members of the Australian Public Service (APS) are generally employed under the Public Service Act 1999 (Cth). With over 150,000 employees across Australia and overseas, it seeks its members to be “professional, objective, innovative and efficient” (s. 10, Public Service Act). If you have an employment law issue, it is important to understand the interaction between different laws governing your work.

Australian Public Servants - Disciplinary Processes

Disciplinary Processes for Australian Public Servants

The disciplinary processes for members of the Australian Public Service (APS) are influenced by a range of laws, policies and procedures, which can different to employees outside of public sector employment. If you are subject to a disciplinary process as a Commonwealth employee and seek advice or representation, contact Anderson Fredericks Turner.

Australian Public Servants - Performance Management

Performance Management of Public Servants

The notion of ‘performance management’ is generally seen as an uncontroversial and essential part of the effective management of all organisations, including the Australian Public Service (APS). However, given the specific rules separating general management action and disciplinary processes, it can be important for APS employees to understand the difference between the two when dealing with workplace issues.

Australian Public Service: Being a Whistleblower

Australian Public Service: Being a Whistleblower

‘Whistleblowing’ generally refers to the disclosure of sensitive information that alleges a breach of the law other misconduct. If you seek assistance in understand your rights and responsibilities under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (Cth), contact Anderson Fredericks Turner. Our lawyers can assist members of the Australian Public Service (APS) to understand how to navigate being a whistleblower.

Making a Bullying Complaint

Making a Bullying Complaint

There are laws and other rules that protect Australian Public Servants from workplace bullying and allow people to make complaints to see it stop. Anderson Fredericks Turner can assist individuals seeking to make a workplace bullying complaint. Our experienced employment lawyers can assist you to identify your legal options, as well as the different way your rights may be enforced through different claims.

Responding to Bullying Complaints

Responding to Bullying Complaints

It can be difficult to know how to respond to accusations or allegations of workplace bullying. Anderson Fredericks Turner can assist Australian Public Servants to deal with workplace bullying accusations. Where bullying allegations are unfair or unwarranted, our experienced employment lawyers can work with you and defend your rights, interests and reputation. Contact us today.

Australian Public Servants: How Our Lawyers Can Help

Employees under the Public Service Act

Employees who are members of the Australian Public Service (APS) are generally employed under the Public Service Act 1999 (Cth). With over 150,000 employees across Australia and overseas, it seeks its members to be “professional, objective, innovative and efficient” (s. 10, Public Service Act). If you have an employment law issue, it is important to understand the interaction between different laws governing your work.

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Australian Public Servants - Disciplinary Processes

The disciplinary processes for members of the Australian Public Service (APS) are influenced by a range of laws, policies and procedures, which can different to employees outside of public sector employment. If you are subject to a disciplinary process as a Commonwealth employee and seek advice or representation, contact Anderson Fredericks Turner.

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Australian Public Servants - Performance Management

The disciplinary processes for members of the Australian Public Service (APS) are influenced by a range of laws, policies and procedures, which can different to employees outside of public sector employment. If you are subject to a disciplinary process as a Commonwealth employee and seek advice or representation, contact Anderson Fredericks Turner.

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Australian Public Service: Being a Whistleblower

‘Whistleblowing’ generally refers to the disclosure of sensitive information that alleges a breach of the law other misconduct. If you seek assistance in understand your rights and responsibilities under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (Cth), contact Anderson Fredericks Turner. Our lawyers can assist members of the Australian Public Service (APS) to understand how to navigate being a whistleblower.

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Making a Bullying Complaint

There are laws and other rules that protect Australian Public Servants from workplace bullying and allow people to make complaints to see it stop. Anderson Fredericks Turner can assist individuals seeking to make a workplace bullying complaint. Our experienced employment lawyers can assist you to identify your legal options, as well as the different way your rights may be enforced through different claims.

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Responding to Bullying Complaints

It can be difficult to know how to respond to accusations or allegations of workplace bullying. Anderson Fredericks Turner can assist Australian Public Servants to deal with workplace bullying accusations. Where bullying allegations are unfair or unwarranted, our experienced employment lawyers can work with you and defend your rights, interests and reputation. Contact us today.

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