Representation in the Commissions

What are the Commissions?

There are a number of Commissions that an employee may take their grievance to.  Depending on the matter you may find yourself at the Fair Work Commission and if you are in Queensland then the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission or the Queensland Human Rights Commission.  These may not be the only Commissions or tribunals but they are the main ones for employment matters.

Do you have a matter running through a Commission?

It can be daunting to navigate the different rules and regulations at the Commissions and Tribunals if you are not used to dealing with these organisations.  It is understandable that you may be seeking some help in this, we suggest that you consider all your options including seeking legal assistance when contemplating starting an action in a Commission or tribunal.

What are your representational options?

It is possible to represent yourself but union representatives, non-lawyer advocates and solicitors also appear regularly at Commissions and Tribunals.

How do our employment lawyers help you?

We can help by preparing the documentation and material that you need to submit at the Commission or Tribunal, by representing you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I represent myself?

Yes you can, although it can become quite time consuming for you to represent yourself.

Is it like Court?

In many ways, yes but the big difference we find between Court and a Commission or Tribunal and Court is the way it treats evidence.

Can I get representation just for the hearing?

It is generally possible to get representation at any time during the process. Your solicitor may need to seek leave from the Commission or Tribunal to appear but it is unusual to be refused.

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