Workplace Disputes & Performance Management

We’ll advise you on terminations, performance management, discrimination, complaints or other challenges faced at work.



Adiem acts for both employers and employees in workplace disputes, and performance management.  This includes representing clients in:

  • unfair dismissals
  • breaches of general protections
  • conciliation conferences in the Fair Work Commission, and the Federal Court
  • unlawful discrimination on the basis of a disability, sex, race, age, marital or domestic status, sexual orientation, and carer responsibility
  • effectively managing underperforming employees
  • representing employees who are, or are about to be the subject of an underperformance process
  • complex superannuation entitlements
  • underpayment claims
  • disputes arising out of modern awards, or enterprise agreements
  • disputes about other leave entitlements

What we do and how we can help:

Workplace disputes are rarely straightforward.

We work with our clients to develop strategies to resolve employment and workplace disputes quickly and efficiently as possible.

We try and avoid expensive and protracted litigation, where possible.  However, where litigation is required, our strategic and forensic approach to litigation ensures that our clients achieve the best possible outcome.


Our point of difference:

  • innovating from experience
  • aligned with the law
  • on your side


The firm is practicing in areas that we do best – employment and administrative law, and we have extensive experience in foremost government and private legal teams.  You cant find that in our competitors in Canberra, and where they exist, they have a mixed practice that doesn’t let them specialise.

We only take on a few clients at any one time – and we will continue to do that to make sure the client gets all the attention.