Unfair Dismissal And Employee Relations

Representation in Unfair Dismissal, Workplace Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment, General Protections (Adverse Action) and employee related matters

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Business Services

Leigh is able to provide a wide range of management consulting and business services including professional advice and support to clients based on experience gained over many years of experience in a wide variety of business roles.

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Industrial Advocacy

Representation in Unfair Dismissal, Workplace Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment, General Protections (Adverse Action) and employee related matters. Leigh is an experienced and qualified Industrial Advocate with over 25 years of experience in representing clients and Industries in all manner of disputes and general industrial matters from National Wage case reviews to test cases on new work procedures and high profile dismissals, redundancy programs and…

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Workplace Investigations

Workplace Investigations The main aspect of successfully dealing with workplace disputes including discrimination, harassment, bullying or incidents leading to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal is the first response investigation and analysis conducted as soon as the matter becomes apparent. The first notice that a workplace problem or grievance exists that many employers receive is often from a Tribunal or the Fair Work Commission which advises…

Employment Contracts

Employment Contracts Many businesses use employment contracts when hiring new employees. An employment contract is an agreement between an employer and an employee when they start employment. It states the exact nature of the work, job requirements including rates of pay or salary. For an employment contract to be legally binding, it must contain the following elements: Offer and acceptance There must be an offer from the employer and the terms of that offer. An…

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Human Resources and Industrial Relations

HR & IR Employer Obligations
Since the introduction of the Fair Work Act (Cth) 2009, employers need to know that there have been significant changes to the Award system, the Industrial Relations framework and employer obligations.


Bullying and Harassment

Providing expert advice on settling workplace disputes including discrimination, harassment and bullying.

Provides workplace training on the prevention of bullying and harassment and conflict management.

enterprise bargaining

Enterprise Bargaining Agreements and Workplace Flexibility

Enterprise Bargaining
An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a collective industrial agreement between:

  • an employer and a trade union acting on behalf of employees, or:
  • an employer and employees acting for themselves.

About Leigh

leigh bernardt faviconLeigh is a highly qualified and experienced Human Resources and Industrial Relations specialist with over 25 years of experience in senior executive roles within some of Australia’s largest and most successful corporations.

Since April 2004 Leigh has operated successfully as a self employed Corporate Business Consultant performing a wide range of tasks for clients across many diverse industries and professions.

These tasks include all aspects of the employer/employee relationship including dispute resolution Mediation and Arbitration.

With the constantly changing Industrial Relations legislative environment he has assisted businesses of all sizes to maximise their performance and take advantage of cutting edge solutions especially in the areas of Enterprise Bargaining and Workplace Flexibility.

The continual changes in the Bullying and Harassment and Discrimination legislation has resulted in an increase in claims of this type including unfair dismissal and Adverse Action.

Leigh has successfully represented clients in all of these matters and has built a client base on professionalism and results.

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Contact Us

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Leigh Bernhardt Corporate Consulting Services Pty Ltd
Ph: (07) 5530 7625
Mobile: 0421399145
HR & IR specialist with over 25 years experience. Services include Unfair Dismissal, Workplace Bullying & Dispute Resolution.