MKI Legal can assist directors, executives and managers who have been dismissed or may be dismissed from their employment.
Negotiations with Your Employer
We understand that this type of work requires extra sensitivity. We have lots of experience negotiating with employers either before or after a dismissal occurs.
We usually negotiate a compensation package which is higher than an employee's bare entitlements. We also take steps to ensure that our client's reputation is protected by preventing employers from making negative statements about our clients.
As a standard practice, we negotiate confidentiality terms to prevent the employer from disclosing the events surrounding the dismissal or potential dismissal, which again safeguards our clients’ reputation.
We usually obtain releases which prevent our clients from being sued in the future. Having an experienced employment lawyer gives you the best chance of obtaining a successful outcome.
Our team has the knowledge and experience to put forward your case in the strongest possible terms. Other law firms who only occasionally practise in employment law may miss subtle but important legal issues. All our employment lawyers practise exclusively in employment law, so you can rest assured that we're able to find issues that other lawyers miss. That increases your chances of getting a better outcome in the negotiations.
Court Proceedings (If Required)
Normally, shortly after legal proceedings are lodged, the parties are required to attend a compulsory mediation. We settle the vast majority of our cases at this compulsory mediation stage, therefore avoiding the necessity to take the case to trial.
In order to increase your chances of a negotiated settlement, you need to ensure that your case is properly put forward. The stronger the case, the higher compensation awarded. We find the breaches of the Fair Work Act committed by the employer, so we can fully and effectively put forward our client's cases to the court and the company's lawyers.
Our court proceedings, in most cases, are settled well before trial. We're able to do this because we have been representing managers, executives, employees, contractors in dismissal claims regularly for the last 10 years.
If you have not yet been dismissed but you are subject to an investigation or you have allegations of wrongdoing made against you, we can help you deal with this situation.
We can respond to the allegations on your behalf. We can advise you of a strategic way to deal with the process in a way that maximises your chances of getting a successful outcome and preserves your legal rights
Some of the ways that we can help are:
- Make arrangements for you to obtain tax advice to assure that the termination package or any compensation you receive as a result of lodging a claim is structured in the most tax-efficient manner;
- Provide advice in respect to bonuses and employee share schemes;
- Assist you in preserving your professional reputation. We do this through a settlement agreement which can include terms such as non-disparagement, confidentiality, and other terms which will limit any comments the employer can make about your employment.
Contact us for a free confidential discussion about your matter.