Richard Thompson Lawyer

Hiring & Firing

Best practice when hiring and firing.

How to avoid unfair dismissal and unlawful termination.

What to do when faced with an unfair dismissal or unlawful termination claim.

Key themes

Essential terms in an employment contract to prevent a claim of unfair dismissal.

What to do before termination.

What is an unfair dismissal and unlawful termination?

The legal process when faced with an unfair or unlawful dismissal.

Top Tips

Key criteria to follow when hiring and firing.

How to prevent mistakes when hiring and firing.

How to achieve the best outcome and tips to avoid issues in the first place.

Presenter Biography

Richard has over 30 years’ experience in employment law and commercial dispute resolution.

Richard has worked as an industrial relations advisor, barrister, law firm partner and head of employment and commercial law.

Richard has been engaged in all aspects of employment law for both employer and employees. He specialises in dismissals, wages claims, and workplace disputes. He regularly appears at the Fair Work Commission, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Tribunals, VCAT, Magistrates Court, Supreme Court, Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court.