O'Neill Workplace Lawyers offer extensive experience in the areas of industrial relations and employment law.
O'Neill Workplace lawyers represents employers in small business, local government, the public sector and medium sized business. O'Neill Workplace Lawyers cover all aspects of the employment relationship and all forms of employment related litigation.
O'Neill Workplace Lawyers also advise businesses on meeting workplace regulations, making workplace agreements, policy development and training for staff in employment related issues.
O'Neill Workplace Lawyers regularly conduct independent workplace investigations with respect to allegations of bullying, discrimination, misconduct and harassment.
O'Neill Workplace Lawyers practice in all areas of workplace law, including employment law, anti-discrimination law, harassment, bullying and industrial relations.
The work includes handling litigation, but the real focus is on working with employers and their human resources team to get the right processes and procedures, contractual and industrial documentation in place to minimise the risk of litigation and industrial issues.
O'Neill Workplace Lawyers has significant experience in working with employers handling performance, misconduct processes and ill health issues under difficult circumstances and often without litigation being the end result.
The firm's principal, Tracey O'Neill has been an employment lawyer since 1989 and has successfully assisted hundreds of clients both in the UK and since 1996 in Australia.
Tracey's philosophy is that whilst employers want to do the right thing by their employees achieving that usually requires complex balancing of the employee's rights, the needs of the business and legal obligations. Guiding employers through that maze is a key aspect of O'Neill Workplace Lawyers business.
Tracey has worked with some of Australia's best known firms and has high level competence in this complex and often sensitive area of law. Tracey offers practical advice that takes into account the needs of the employer to manage their business whilst remaining compliant with the law. Tracey likes to develop strong relationships with her clients as this allows her to really understand their business and tailor her advice to their specific circumstances.
O'Neill Workplace Lawyers regularly conducts independent investigations for clients where another firm is providing legal advice on the case. These investigations comply with the principles of natural justice and ensure a fair process.
O'Neill Workplace Lawyers also advises HR professionals and consultants who may be conducting investigations and encounter difficult procedural or other issues.
O'Neill Workplace Lawyers offers very competitive charge out rates with a genuine opportunity for clients to negotiate the fee arrangement. In many cases, O'Neill Workplace Lawyers will work on a fixed fee basis, but where this is not possible will provides a range of fees with a guarantee that the upper limit of that estimate will not be exceeded.
O'Neill Workplace Lawyers is located in Daylesford, and provides legal advice to the local community as well as clients in Melbourne, Ballarat and other metropolitan areas.
Tracey O'Neill is involved with a number of school and education related volunteer work including being the Chair of the Victorian Catholic Schools Parent Body from 2012 to 2016, being on various school boards and part of the Ballarat Diocesan School Advisory Council.
Please do not hesitate to contact Tracey to arrange a meeting.