Cooper Grace Ward is a leading Australian law firm based in Brisbane.
We work for clients across Australia and internationally.
Established in 1980, Cooper Grace Ward has grown to become one of the largest independent Brisbane law firms. Our lawyers advise listed companies, private companies and individuals, local and foreign governments and quasi-government regulators in an array of industries, not only in Brisbane and throughout Queensland, but across Australia and internationally.
We are proud to be a full-service law firm providing a wide range of commercial legal services from our office in Brisbane’s CBD. Our firm’s areas of specialty are corporate and commercial, property, business litigation, insurance and family law. Within these broad areas are many niche specialties where our lawyers also provide the highest standard of legal advice.
To seek advice from an experienced lawyer at Cooper Grace Ward in Brisbane, call (07) 3231 2444.
When an employee makes an informal or formal complaint, an employer should take immediate steps to stop the alleged conflict, protect the involved parties and begin investigations. Responsiveness to a complaint and an investigation will not only yield the best information and evidence, but it will also enhance both the investigator's and the employer's credibility. Employers are legally obligated to investigate complaints (harassment, discrimination, retaliation, safety and ethical) in a timely manner.
In Kelvin Njau v Superior Food Group Pty Ltd  FWC 7626 an employer who attempted to backdate a requirement that employees have a clean police record was found by the Fair Work Commission to have unfairly dismissed an employee who had a criminal past.