October 3, 2018

NCAT Matter against Client Dismissed

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors can provide legal advice to an individual or entity that is defending a complaint against them in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). 

Read about how our civil solicitor successfully defended a client against complaints made before NCAT.

Complaint to Anti-Discrimination Board

A complaint of discrimination was lodged with the Anti-Discrimination Board (the ‘Board’) against our client “the company”.

The complainant was offered employment to work on a construction project. The complainant alleged that the position offered to him was withdrawn when the company learned of his age, and that he was discriminated against by not being given an opportunity to show his abilities in the job.

After the matter failed to settle at a conciliation conference at the Board, the complaint was referred to the Equal Opportunity Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) for hearing.

Our civil solicitor represented the company during the NCAT hearing. The company’s case was that there was a misunderstanding between the complainant and the company. The company had not withdrawn the offered position because of the complainant’s age but sought to offer a more suitable position for him.

NCAT ordered that the matter be dismissed.

We are able to provide legal advice in relation to a broad range of matters that are heard before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). If you are expecting to appear before NCAT to defend a complaint against you, speak to an experienced civil solicitor from our firm who can advise you on how to best prepare your defence. 

Call us on (02) 9261 4281 to book a free initial consultation.