Harmers Workplace Lawyers focuses on innovative, high quality problem solving and a preventive approach to law across all areas of employment and industrial law. We are unique in Australian employment practices in that, whist having an emphasis on corporate Australia and its senior executives, the firm seeks to implement workplace fairness for all, and will represent employers, employees and their representative organisations as needed. Harmers has represented many of Australia’s leading corporations, senior executives and media personalities as well as having run some of Australia’s leading cases in the areas of employment and discrimination law.
Harmers won the 2017 Lawyers Weekly “Workplace Relations & Employment Team of the Year”, the inaugural 2017 Human Resources Director magazine’s HR Service Provider Awards “Gold Medal for Employment Law” and the 2017 Australasian Law Awards “Employment Law Specialist Firm of the Year”. The firm has won the “Employment Law” category of the Australasian Law Awards ten times since 2006, and has been the recipient of several global awards for “Employment/Industrial Law Firm of the Year – Australia”? (2011 – 2017). Harmers has also received a number awards for excellence in people management, including the 2017 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards “Boutique Diversity Firm of the Year”.
What they say
Gold winner Harmers Workplace Lawyers has been a pioneer in this space and has won multiple accolades for exceptional services to clients since its establishment 21 years ago. The firm’s people and workplace (P&W) team has focused on providing advice that is both innovative and valuable in the face of the rapid transformation they are seeing in the way workplaces function. A unique point of difference to competitors is that they challenge the historical approach of getting employment lawyers involved only at the point of escalation, instead shifting their client’s focus towards risk management and promoting positive culture in the workplace, as well as anticipating issues and working strategically with a client before matters escalate. One judge noted: “I’m impressed with the depth of knowledge shown by the Harmers team. It’s something I appreciate as an HR director: in-depth knowledge of my business and what we do.” – Human Resources Director Magazine, Australia