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Employment & OHS Law



Phone:  08 9535 4604

Fax:  08 9535 4603

Specialist employment lawyers with experience assisting both employers and employees in the handling of industrial relations and employment matters.

As a client of Petherick Cottrell, you will be benefited by our wealth of knowledge and professional experience as we protect and actively advance your interests in all areas of law.

Why choose Petherick Cottrell as your lawyer?

  • The team at Petherick Cottrell is made up of lawyers who have significant experience in top tier law firms meaning we can provide top level, quality advice at local, competitive prices;

  • All of our lawyers are based in Mandurah, meaning you do not need to go to Perth (or pay Perth-level fees) for quality legal advice;

  • Our experience means that no matter is too hard or complex;

  • Our lawyers are friendly, approachable and professional. 

& OHS Law

Industrial Relations Law

Industrial Relations Law

When handling industrial relations and employment matters, Petherick Cottrell Lawyers has the experience to assist both employers and employees.

We can provide representation for our clients before the Industrial Relations Commission and Fair Work Commission and have extensive experience with handling legal proceedings for all matters involving industrial relations. It is always recommended to consult an experienced solicitor when making changes that will affect your workforce.


For employers, we can assist you with:

  • Drafting Employment Agreements, Policies and Procedures

  • Enforcement of Employment Agreements

  • Business advice for re-structuring your company correctly

For employees, we can assist you with:

  • Reviewing your Employment Agreement to ensure it is fair

  • Challenging or setting aside unfair contracts

  • Reviewing your working conditions to ensure you are being treated correctly

  • Unfair dismissal and breaches of the Employment Agreement

  • Reviewing redundancies to determine whether you have received what you are entitled to

Discrimination Law

Discrimination Law

If you have been unfairly treated by a person (or people) based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, country of origin, sexual preference, a physical/mental disability, disease, age or due to family responsibilities, then you have the right to commence legal proceedings against those responsible for the discrimination.

It is suggested you document the discrimination or behaviour against you. Keep a clear record of all important events, meetings, times etc.

These situations often occur in the workplace – if you are currently experiencing or think you are experiencing discrimination, then it is recommended to seek the advice of our experienced anti-discrimination and equal opportunity lawyers as soon as possible. We understand the often sensitive and difficult nature of such cases and can provide you with advice and discuss all the avenues available to you for resolving discrimination disputes.

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