SWS advises employers in respect of positive obligations which require employers to take reasonable and proportionate measures to eliminate discrimination in the workplace, as well as how to respond to discrimination claims that may arise in the workplace.
Discrimination is when a person is treated less favourably than another person or group because of their background or certain personal characteristics. It is also discrimination if a policy, which may be applicable to everyone, has the effect of disadvantaging a person because of a personal characteristic.
There are a number of statutes that govern discrimination law in Australia, including in the workplace. SWS Lawyers provides our clients with practical advice on steps they can take to reduce or eliminate discrimination in their workplace, and assists in putting measures in place to protect our clients from the risk of a discrimination claim.
We provide our clients with advice in relation to specific situations where allegations of discrimination may be made, and how to navigate these situations most effectively. We represent our clients in response to general protections claims made based on alleged discrimination and complaints to the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Their approach is always professional and delivered at a standard comparable to a capital city law firm. It is the clear strategic direction that has always impressed me about the SWS team.
We believe their ability to combine first rate legal expertise, commercial judgement and strong negotiating skills is rare amongst lawyers and provides us with a real competitive advantage in corporate transactions. We use SWS because of their ability, not their post code.
The combination of rare legal expertise, commercial judgement and strong negotiating skills is rare amongst lawyers and provides us with a real competitive advantage in corporate transactions.
SWS has assisted with advice on securing and exercising complex property and commercial contractual rights and assisting with protracted contractual management and implementation. We value legal experts who can offer pragmatic and commercial legal solutions for our complicated matters. SWS Lawyers has consistently met these criteria.
The team at SWS Lawyers have already showcased their professionalism, commitment, positive can-do attitude and insight into our needs and have a clear understanding of the disability sector.