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Sub-contractor breach of contract

For many employees, the termination of employment may occur in breach of their contract of employment and may provide a claim for damages.

A contract of employment is an agreement between an Employer and an Employee, which includes the terms and conditions that govern that employment. A contract can be written or verbal.

A breach of contract can occur where an employer does meet its obligations under the contract.

A breach of contract can arise for example where:

  • wages or other entitlements under the contract are not paid, or not paid in full;
  • entitlements to bonuses, or commissions are not calculated or considered;
  • failure to meet promises of working locations, hours of work and leave entitlements.

The remedies for breach of a contract include an injunction to prevent further breaches and damages.

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Call (08) 9325 0900 to speak with our employment law specialist Timothy Kucera in Western Australia or come and visit us. Our WA office is located in Perth CBD.

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Timothy Kucera is a lawyer at Turner Freeman’s WA office with extensive experience in employment and industrial law.

Admitted as a lawyer in 1999, Tim has been working for trade unions and workers in the manufacturing, food construction, mining and transport industries for over 20 years.

His expertise include all aspects of employment law and industrial law. Tim worked for the AMWU, CFMEU as well as other WA unions during his career.

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