Small business & Independent contractors

Segelov Taylor acts for independent contractors and small business in a wide variety of disputes and litigation.  Our principal, David Taylor, is an accredited specialist in employment and industrial law.
We can assist in all kinds of disputes that are typical of independent contractors and small businesses including contract disputes; debt recovery; claims under the Australian Consumer Law; unfair contracts litigation; and disputes with franchisers.   Please contact us for more information.
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Common Questions

Our fee policy in union and industrial law matters

The terms on which we act in employment matters varies depending on the circumstances of each matter.  We act in such matters on normal fee basis, fixed fee, and on occasions, no win, no fee. (as well as a combination of the above).  As part of the process of providing initial advice as to options we will have a conversation with you about our terms.  Find out more…

Dealing with workplace bullying

Bullying in the workplace is rampant.  It causes huge distress and damage to the bullied, and can be morale draining and time consuming to the workplace.  Find out more…

Discrimination and harassment in the workplace

Being discriminated against, or sexually harassed is unlawful.  Victims have a number of options for legal assistance including:

  • Using internal policies and procedures for the employer, if they exist
  • Complaints under state anti- discrimination laws
  • Complaints under Commonwealth anti-discrimination law
  • Claims under the Fair Work Act.

The best option or options with always depend on the individual circumstances.  Find out more.

Defending prosecutions by the Fair Work Ombudsman

The Commonwealth Fair Work Ombudsman investigates employers who are alleged to have breached their statutory obligations.  On occasions, they prosecute employers in Court, often also naming directors who were involved in any breach.  Such prosecutions usually seek compensation and penalties (fines).

A careful response to any FWO investigation is crucial so as to deal with the issue, minimise the risk of prosecution and deal with any prosecution that eventuates.  Find out more…

Our fee policy in employment law matters

The terms on which we act in employment matters varies depending on the circumstances of each matter.  We act in such matters on normal fee basis, fixed fee, and on occasions, no win, no fee. (as well as a combination of the above).  As part of the process of providing initial advice as to options we will have a conversation with you about our terms.  Find out more…

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