Lawyers for Employers
Aitken Legal is a specialist Employment Law Firm – we only practice employment law and work only with Employers.
We help Employers meet their workplace obligations and minimise their risk when managing employees.
Don’t make protecting your business a costly afterthought – talk to one of our experienced employment lawyers.
Aitken Legal has provided probono advice on workplace law matters to Wishlist for more than ten years. Lisa and her team have prepared and updated employment contracts for our staff and advised on workplace policy on a regular basis. It’s fair to say that this support has saved our charity a great deal of time and money, […]
Aitken Legal have been providing employment law services to Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN for over 6 years. We find Lisa and the team to conduct themselves with integrity, honesty and professionalism and demonstrate a high level of understanding and strong experience in employment law. […]
Islamic College of Brisbane have engaged with Angela Engel and her team at Aitken Legal over the years on employment legal advice. They have demonstrated their commitment in providing the legal services as well as work within the framework […]
We have had a working relationship with Aitken Legal since 2018.
During this time, Angela Engel has successfully assisted us with employment relations matters and claims before the Fair Work Commission. Ms Engel’s knowledge of and experience in Employment Law has resulted in positive outcomes for our organisation. […]
With over 200 staff in multiple locations, the challenges we face in handling people are many, varied and often complicated. Aitken Legal have been instrumental in helping us find direction and clarity when faced with staff challenges. They are professional, […]
Lisa and the team at Aitken Legal have been an incredible support to our business over the last 5 years. The time you need to engage an employment lawyer is always stressful and emotive. I have always found the team at Aitken Legal to be empathetic […]
We have been working with the team at Aitken Legal since 2014 on a number of employment law issues. I have found their sound advice to be measured and always timely. As well as being ethical, the team is proactive and provides practical solutions […]
We have used Aitken Legal for almost 10 years now and whether it is just to bounce some ideas off or to use their skills to the fullest, they have a friendly and approachable manner which sets you at ease through the process. […]
Working with Angela and the Aitken Legal team has been vital for a growing organisation like ours. As we expand out from our small business roots into a medium-sized organisation, our team has found her supportive and timely advice to be invaluable. […]
Our Senior Team
With less than a week to the Federal election, many employer associations, unions and industrial relations stakeholders are eagerly awaiting a result that will determine the next 3 years, or more, of industrial relations reform. With wage growth dominating public discourse, industrial relations reform has arisen as a central factor in the election. But what […]
This month we will look at a recent decision of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘Tribunal’), where an employer who failed to prevent the sexual harassment and assault of a female employee was ordered to pay $150,000 in general damages. Background The 27-year-old Beauty Therapist (‘employee’) commenced part-time employment at the salon, Man Oh […]
50-year-old employee not unfairly dismissed for “ferocious” texting during work time
The Fair Work Commission (‘Commission’) has recently found that a “mature” employee who “deliberately” failed to follow her employer’s lawful and reasonable direction to turn her personal mobile phone off while at work, and not attend to her private business matters during work time, was not unfairly dismissed. Background In December 2020, the employee was […]
Sunshine Coast Lawyer, Harry McDonald has joined Employment Law firm, Aitken Legal, to focus on becoming a specialist Employment Lawyer. Harry, who was born on the Sunshine Coast and was recently recognised by the Sunshine Coast Daily as a Top 12 young SC Lawyer will work closely with the firm’s senior lawyers to deliver employment law […]